Re: [PATCH] ARM: fix alignement of __bug_table section entries

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Sat Sep 05 2015 - 16:38:57 EST

On Sat, Sep 05, 2015 at 07:10:49PM +0200, Robert Jarzmik wrote:
> Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Sat, Sep 05, 2015 at 03:48:38PM +0200, Robert Jarzmik wrote:
> >> This time I took my JTAG to have a look at the flow, in arch/arm/mm/alignment.c,
> >> where I added the small chunk in [2], which gave in my case :
> >> RJK: fault=4 instr=0x00000000 instrptr=0xc02b37c8 thumb_mode=0 tinstr=0x0000
> >
> > Right, so as fault is nonzero, this means that we were unable to read the
> > instruction. That seems mad though - the instruction pointer is certainly
> > valid, and as we're using probe_kernel_address(), that switches to the
> > kernel "segment" before trying to read kernel addresses. That should
> > mean that __copy_from_user_inatomic() is able to read the instruction.
> >
> > I think this is the root cause of the issue.
> And there is more madness to come : I tried to "reread" the instruction [1] a
> second time if the first result was 4 :
> RJK: fault=4 instr=0x00000000(@c385d72c) instrptr=0xc02b39e8 thumb_mode=0 tinstr=0x0000
> RJK: reread instruction: [0xc02b39e8] = 0x10c650b2: 0
> Guess what, the second probe_kernel_address() with the same parameters returns
> 0, and everything works. It's insane.
> >> Flags: NzCv IRQs on FIQs on Mode SVC_32 ISA ARM Segment none
> > It seems you have SW_DOMAIN_PAN enabled.
> That's the default arch/arm/Kconfig implies.
> And ... this is what also _is_ the cause of this behavior : removing
> SW_DOMAIN_PAN makes all my pxa boards work again !!!
> Moreover, this is consistent with the fact that this commit is in linux-next but
> not in v4.1 :
> a5e090acbf54 ("ARM: software-based priviledged-no-access support")
> So the issue is around this SW_DOMAIN_PAN, at least on PXA.

Is it only PXA which seems to be affected?

If so, you may need to add:

mrc p15, 0, \rd, c2, c0, 0
mov \rd, \rd
sub pc, pc, #4

to the places we update the domain access register to ensure that the
Xscale pipeline stalls to allow the CP15 DACR update to hit.

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