[PATCH 4.14 69/91] powerpc/mm: Flush cache on memory hot(un)plug

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Apr 30 2018 - 15:57:34 EST

4.14-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Balbir Singh <bsingharora@xxxxxxxxx>

commit fb5924fddf9ee31db04da7ad4e8c3434a387101b upstream.

This patch adds support for flushing potentially dirty cache lines
when memory is hot-plugged/hot-un-plugged. The support is currently
limited to 64 bit systems.

The bug was exposed when mappings for a device were actually
hot-unplugged and plugged in back later. A similar issue was observed
during the development of memtrace, but memtrace does it's own
flushing of region via a custom routine.

These patches do a flush both on hotplug/unplug to clear any stale
data in the cache w.r.t mappings, there is a small race window where a
clean cache line may be created again just prior to tearing down the

The patches were tested by disabling the flush routines in memtrace
and doing I/O on the trace file. The system immediately
checkstops (quite reliablly if prior to the hot-unplug of the memtrace
region, we memset the regions we are about to hot unplug). After these
patches no custom flushing is needed in the memtrace code.

Fixes: 9d5171a8f248 ("powerpc/powernv: Enable removal of memory for in memory tracing")
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx # v4.14+
Signed-off-by: Balbir Singh <bsingharora@xxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Reza Arbab <arbab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Rashmica Gupta <rashmica.g@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

--- a/arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c
@@ -143,6 +143,7 @@ int arch_add_memory(int nid, u64 start,
start, start + size, rc);
return -EFAULT;
+ flush_inval_dcache_range(start, start + size);

return __add_pages(nid, start_pfn, nr_pages, want_memblock);
@@ -171,6 +172,7 @@ int arch_remove_memory(u64 start, u64 si

/* Remove htab bolted mappings for this section of memory */
start = (unsigned long)__va(start);
+ flush_inval_dcache_range(start, start + size);
ret = remove_section_mapping(start, start + size);

/* Ensure all vmalloc mappings are flushed in case they also