[PATCH 2/2] arm64: mm: allow sections for unaligned bases

Mark Rutland mark.rutland at arm.com
Fri Nov 20 07:35:24 PST 2015

Callees of __create_mapping may decide to create section mappings if
sufficient low bits of the physical and virtual addresses they were
passed are zero. While __create_mapping rounds the virtual base address
down, it does not similarly round the phyiscal base address down, and
hence non-zero bits in the physical address can prevent use of a section
mapping, even where a whole next-level table would be used instead.

Round down the physical base address in __create_mapping to enable all
callees to always create section mappings when such a mapping is

Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>
Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>
Cc: Laura Abbott <labbott at fedoraproject.org>
Cc: Steve Capper <steve.capper at linaro.org>
Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
 arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c b/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c
index 3b06afa..6467d57 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/mm/mmu.c
@@ -307,6 +307,7 @@ static void  __create_mapping(struct mm_struct *mm, pgd_t *pgd,
 	if (WARN_ON((phys ^ virt) & ~PAGE_MASK))
+	phys &= PAGE_MASK;
 	addr = virt & PAGE_MASK;
 	length = PAGE_ALIGN(size + (virt & ~PAGE_MASK));

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