[PATCH 2/2] arm: Add ARM ERRATA 782773 workaround

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Thu Sep 20 05:32:19 EDT 2012

On 13 September 2012 18:20, Russell King - ARM Linux
<linux at arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 10:00:42AM +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
>> +config ARM_ERRATA_782773
>> +     bool "ARM errata: Updating a translation entry might cause an unexpected translation fault"
>> +     depends on CPU_V7
>> +     help
>> +       This option enables the workaround for the 782773 Cortex-A9 (all r0,
>> +       r2 and r3 revisions) erratum. It might cause MMU exception in case
>> +       page table walk happens just after updating the existing
>> +       with setting page table in L1 data cache.
> What if we're running on a SMP system where the L1 caches are mandated
> to be in write-allocate mode?  This write will immediately cause the
> cache line to be brought back into the cache.

Flushing the L1 cache line before being written (even though it will
be immediately brought back into the cache) will prevent a
micro-architectural condition that causes the erratum (the processor
writing the page table must hit in the L1 cache).


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