[PATCH 3.16 256/306] x86/traps: Ignore high word of regs->cs in early_fixup_exception()

From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Wed Feb 15 2017 - 18:10:07 EST

3.16.40-rc1 review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit fc0e81b2bea0ebceb71889b61d2240856141c9ee upstream.

On the 80486 DX, it seems that some exceptions may leave garbage in
the high bits of CS. This causes sporadic failures in which
early_fixup_exception() refuses to fix up an exception.

As far as I can tell, this has been buggy for a long time, but the
problem seems to have been exacerbated by commits:

1e02ce4cccdc ("x86: Store a per-cpu shadow copy of CR4")
e1bfc11c5a6f ("x86/init: Fix cr4_init_shadow() on CR4-less machines")

This appears to have broken for as long as we've had early
exception handling.

[ This backport should apply to kernels from 3.4 - 4.5. ]

Fixes: 4c5023a3fa2e ("x86-32: Handle exception table entries during early boot")
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Reported-by: Matthew Whitehead <tedheadster@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S
@@ -564,7 +564,7 @@ early_idt_handler_common:
movl %eax,%ds
movl %eax,%es

- cmpl $(__KERNEL_CS),32(%esp)
+ cmpw $(__KERNEL_CS),32(%esp)
jne 10f

leal 28(%esp),%eax # Pointer to %eip