Re: [PATCH v9 01/26] arm64: Fix HCR.TGE status for NMI contexts
From: Julien Thierry
Date: Mon Jan 28 2019 - 10:42:50 EST
On 28/01/2019 11:48, James Morse wrote:
> Hi Julien,
> On 21/01/2019 15:33, Julien Thierry wrote:
>> When using VHE, the host needs to clear HCR_EL2.TGE bit in order
>> to interract with guest TLBs, switching from EL2&0 translation regime
>> to EL1&0.
>> However, some non-maskable asynchronous event could happen while TGE is
>> cleared like SDEI. Because of this address translation operations
>> relying on EL2&0 translation regime could fail (tlb invalidation,
>> userspace access, ...).
>> Fix this by properly setting HCR_EL2.TGE when entering NMI context and
>> clear it if necessary when returning to the interrupted context.
> Yes please. This would not have been fun to debug!
> Reviewed-by: James Morse <james.morse@xxxxxxx>
> I was looking for why we need core code to do this, instead of updating the
> arch's call sites. Your 'irqdesc: Add domain handlers for NMIs' patch (pointed
> to from the cover letter) is the reason: core-code calls nmi_enter()/nmi_exit()
Yes, that's the main reason.
>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/hardirq.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/hardirq.h
>> index 1473fc2..94b7481 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/hardirq.h
>> +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/hardirq.h
>> @@ -19,6 +19,7 @@
>> #include <linux/cache.h>
>> #include <linux/threads.h>
>> #include <asm/irq.h>
>> +#include <asm/kvm_arm.h>
Good point, I'll add those.