[PATCH] arm: kvm: fix CPU hotplug

Vladimir Murzin vladimir.murzin at arm.com
Mon Sep 22 07:52:48 PDT 2014

On some platforms with no power management capabilities, the hotplug
implementation is allowed to return from a smp_ops.cpu_die() call as a
function return. Upon a CPU onlining event, the KVM CPU notifier tries
to reinstall the hyp stub, which fails on platform where no reset took
place following a hotplug event, with the message:

CPU1: smp_ops.cpu_die() returned, trying to resuscitate
CPU1: Booted secondary processor
Kernel panic - not syncing: unexpected prefetch abort in Hyp mode at: 0x80409540
unexpected data abort in Hyp mode at: 0x80401fe8
unexpected HVC/SVC trap in Hyp mode at: 0x805c6170

since KVM code is trying to reinstall the stub on a system where it is
already configured.

To prevent this issue, this patch adds a check in the KVM hotplug
notifier that detects if the HYP stub really needs re-installing when a
CPU is onlined and skips the installation call if the stub is already in
place, which means that the CPU has not been reset.

Signed-off-by: Vladimir Murzin <vladimir.murzin at arm.com>
Acked-by: Lorenzo Pieralisi <lorenzo.pieralisi at arm.com>
Acked-by: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier at arm.com>
 arch/arm/kvm/arm.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/kvm/arm.c b/arch/arm/kvm/arm.c
index a99e0cd..9b43f54 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kvm/arm.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kvm/arm.c
@@ -826,7 +826,8 @@ static int hyp_init_cpu_notify(struct notifier_block *self,
 	switch (action) {
-		cpu_init_hyp_mode(NULL);
+		if (__hyp_get_vectors() == hyp_default_vectors)
+			cpu_init_hyp_mode(NULL);

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