[RFC PATCH 1/6] ARM: mm: correct pte_same behaviour for LPAE.
c.dall at virtualopensystems.com
Fri Jan 4 00:03:26 EST 2013
On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Steve Capper <steve.capper at arm.com> wrote:
> For 3 levels of paging the PTE_EXT_NG bit will be set for user address ptes
> that are written to a page table but not for ptes created with mk_pte.
> This can cause some comparison tests made by pte_same to fail spuriously and
> lead to other problems.
> To correct this behaviour, we mask off PTE_EXT_NG for any pte that is
> present before running the comparison.
> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Steve Capper <steve.capper at arm.com>
> arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-2level.h | 5 +++++
> arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-3level.h | 5 +++++
> arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable.h | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
> 3 files changed, 33 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-2level.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-2level.h
> index 2317a71..662a00e 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-2level.h
> +++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-2level.h
> @@ -125,6 +125,11 @@
> #define L_PTE_SHARED (_AT(pteval_t, 1) << 10) /* shared(v6), coherent(xsc3) */
> + * for 2 levels of paging we don't mask off any bits when comparing present ptes
> + */
> +#define L_PTE_CMP_MASKOFF 0
> * These are the memory types, defined to be compatible with
> * pre-ARMv6 CPUs cacheable and bufferable bits: XXCB
> diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-3level.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-3level.h
> index b249035..0eaeb55 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-3level.h
> +++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-3level.h
> @@ -84,6 +84,11 @@
> #define L_PTE_DIRTY_HIGH (1 << (55 - 32))
> + * we need to mask off PTE_EXT_NG when comparing present ptes.
> + */
> +#define L_PTE_CMP_MASKOFF PTE_EXT_NG
> * AttrIndx[2:0] encoding (mapping attributes defined in the MAIR* registers).
> #define L_PTE_MT_UNCACHED (_AT(pteval_t, 0) << 2) /* strongly ordered */
> diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable.h
> index 08c1231..c35bf46 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable.h
> +++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable.h
> @@ -248,6 +248,29 @@ static inline pte_t pte_modify(pte_t pte, pgprot_t newprot)
> + * For 3 levels of paging the PTE_EXT_NG bit will be set for user address ptes
> + * that are written to a page table but not for ptes created with mk_pte.
> + *
Why is this not the case for 2 levels of paging as well?
Is that because it's always checked against the Linux version, or?
> + * This can cause some comparison tests made by pte_same to fail spuriously and
> + * lead to other problems.
> + *
> + * To correct this behaviour, we mask off PTE_EXT_NG for any pte that is
> + * present before running the comparison.
nit: This comment doesn't really explain the rationale, I'm assuming
that pte_same is used to compare only which page gets mapped, assuming
the attributes etc. remain the same? or also the attributes should be
the same, only mk_pte sets all of these except the NG bit.
> + */
> +#define __HAVE_ARCH_PTE_SAME
> +static inline int pte_same(pte_t pte_a, pte_t pte_b)
> + pteval_t vala = pte_val(pte_a), valb = pte_val(pte_b);
> + if (pte_present(pte_a))
> + vala &= ~L_PTE_CMP_MASKOFF;
> + if (pte_present(pte_b))
> + valb &= ~L_PTE_CMP_MASKOFF;
> + return vala == valb;
> * Encode and decode a swap entry. Swap entries are stored in the Linux
> * page tables as follows:
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