Re: [PATCH v6 0/4] arm64: ARMv8.5-A: MTE: Add async mode support
From: Vincenzo Frascino
Date: Fri Jan 22 2021 - 09:11:15 EST
On 1/22/21 1:59 PM, Vincenzo Frascino wrote:
> This patchset implements the asynchronous mode support for ARMv8.5-A
> Memory Tagging Extension (MTE), which is a debugging feature that allows
> to detect with the help of the architecture the C and C++ programmatic
> memory errors like buffer overflow, use-after-free, use-after-return, etc.
> MTE is built on top of the AArch64 v8.0 virtual address tagging TBI
> (Top Byte Ignore) feature and allows a task to set a 4 bit tag on any
> subset of its address space that is multiple of a 16 bytes granule. MTE
> is based on a lock-key mechanism where the lock is the tag associated to
> the physical memory and the key is the tag associated to the virtual
> When MTE is enabled and tags are set for ranges of address space of a task,
> the PE will compare the tag related to the physical memory with the tag
> related to the virtual address (tag check operation). Access to the memory
> is granted only if the two tags match. In case of mismatch the PE will raise
> an exception.
> The exception can be handled synchronously or asynchronously. When the
> asynchronous mode is enabled:
> - Upon fault the PE updates the TFSR_EL1 register.
> - The kernel detects the change during one of the following:
> - Context switching
> - Return to user/EL0
> - Kernel entry from EL1
> - Kernel exit to EL1
> - If the register has been updated by the PE the kernel clears it and
> reports the error.
> The series is based on linux-next/akpm.
> To simplify the testing a tree with the new patches on top has been made
> available at .
>  https://git.gitlab.arm.com/linux-arm/linux-vf.git mte/v10.async.akpm
Please ignore this series, I missed a fix. I will re-post it shortly. Sorry for