Re: [PATCH v2 21/21] arm64: Panic when VHE and non VHE CPUs coexist

From: Suzuki K. Poulose
Date: Tue Jan 26 2016 - 09:25:52 EST

On 25/01/16 15:53, Marc Zyngier wrote:
Having both VHE and non-VHE capable CPUs in the same system
is likely to be a recipe for disaster.

diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/smp.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/smp.c
index b1adc51..bc7650a 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/smp.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/smp.c
@@ -113,6 +113,9 @@ int __cpu_up(unsigned int cpu, struct task_struct *idle)
pr_crit("CPU%u: failed to come online\n", cpu);
ret = -EIO;
+ if (is_kernel_mode_mismatched())
+ panic("CPU%u: incompatible execution level", cpu);


I have a series which tries to perform some checks for early CPU features,
like this at [1] and adds support for early CPU boot failures, passing the error
status back to the master. May be we could move this check there(once it settles),
and fail the CPU boot with CPU_PANIC_KERNEL status.