Help on kvm_tlb_flush_vmid_ipa usage

Mario Smarduch m.smarduch at
Thu Dec 18 14:25:21 PST 2014

On 12/18/2014 11:38 AM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 18/12/14 19:27, Mario Smarduch wrote:
>> When this function is called IPA address is used. Looking at the HYP
>> implementation it uses the IPA directly in tlbi instructions. But
>> reading the TLB maintnance instruction syntax, bit [35:0] should be
>> set to IPA[47:12]. I traced the source code but don't see the
>> adjustment. I must be missing something given this function is
>> fundamental to KVM MMU.
> Ermmm... Someone (that is, I) needs a brown paper back again.
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kvm/hyp.S b/arch/arm64/kvm/hyp.S
> index b72aa9f..a767f6a 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/kvm/hyp.S
> +++ b/arch/arm64/kvm/hyp.S
> @@ -1014,6 +1014,7 @@ ENTRY(__kvm_tlb_flush_vmid_ipa)
>  	 * Instead, we invalidate Stage-2 for this IPA, and the
>  	 * whole of Stage-1. Weep...
>  	 */
> +	lsr	x1, x1, #12
>  	tlbi	ipas2e1is, x1
>  	/*
>  	 * We have to ensure completion of the invalidation at Stage-2,
> 	M.

Hi Marc,
  fwiw I re-ran the test that halts the host (on foundation
model) with a guest booted, panic has gone away.

BUG: Bad page state in process K20nfsserver  pfn:ff818
page:ffff7c7fc37e4540 count:-3 mapcount:0 mapping:          (null) index:0x0
flags: 0x0()
page dumped because: nonzero _count
Modules linked in:
CPU: 1 PID: 761 Comm: K20nfsserver Not tainted 3.18.0-rc2+ #55
Call trace:
[<ffff800000087244>] dump_backtrace+0x0/0x12c
[<ffff800000087380>] show_stack+0x10/0x1c
[<ffff8000003ce804>] dump_stack+0x74/0x98
[<ffff80000011bdc4>] bad_page+0xdc/0x12c
[<ffff80000011ecc4>] get_page_from_freelist+0x4b4/0x600
[<ffff80000011eeec>] __alloc_pages_nodemask+0xdc/0x780
[<ffff80000011f5a4>] __get_free_pages+0x14/0x5c
[<ffff80000011f5fc>] get_zeroed_page+0x10/0x1c
[<ffff8000000903fc>] pgd_alloc+0xc/0x18
[<ffff8000000a13a0>] mm_init+0xcc/0x12c
[<ffff8000000a17f8>] mm_alloc+0x44/0x54
[<ffff800000166cbc>] do_execve+0x1a8/0x49c
[<ffff8000001671bc>] SyS_execve+0x1c/0x2c

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