[RFC PATCH v3] ARM: uprobes need icache flush after xol write

Victor Kamensky victor.kamensky at linaro.org
Fri Apr 25 13:37:01 PDT 2014

On 25 April 2014 13:16, David Long <dave.long at linaro.org> wrote:
> On 04/16/14 17:13, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Russell King - ARM Linux <linux at arm.linux.org.uk>
>> Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:22:43 +0100
>>> I'm thinking that both flush_icache_alias() and flush_pfn_alias() want
>>> at least a preemption disabled around each so that we don't end up with
>>> two threads being preempted here.
>> Yes, you would need to disable preemption to keep another thread of
>> control from potentially using the same flush slot.
> Sorry for the delay in replying.
> I guess the above potential problem is largely independent of the uprobes
> caching issue.
> I spent a while reading up on ARM cache operations and MMFR3 register
> contents.  I don't pretend to understand all the details but, based on what
> I do, it looks to me like Victor's v3 patch addresses all the issues that we
> think it needs to.  I also see now why the dcache_flush_page() is needed
> rather than a call to the lower-level clean_dcache_line() function.
> Victor, maybe you could remove the "#ifdef CONFIG_SMP"s from it and send it
> out as an official (non-RFC) uprobes patch?  It would be really nice to get
> this into V3.15, if at all possible.

I'll send it by the end of today (PST).


> -dl

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