[PATCH] efi-entry.S: add dsb and isb
mark.rutland at arm.com
Wed Nov 12 10:09:30 PST 2014
On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 05:50:39PM +0000, Tom Lendacky wrote:
> On 11/12/2014 10:58 AM, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > Hi Joel,
> > I've Cc'd a few people who were involved in authoring this.
> > I have an alternative patch  that also adds some missing maintenance.
> > Would you be able to give that a go?
> I applied the referenced patch and have booted about two dozen times
> without seeing a synchronous exception. Prior to either patch I would
> see a synchronous exception about every three or four (re)boots.
Thank you for testing.
May I add your Tested-by?
> > On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 06:32:04AM +0000, Joel Schopp wrote:
> >> Add a dsb and isb after the instruction flush before the data cache and
> >> mm offing. Without this patch I am seeing synchronous exceptions occur
> >> every few boots.
> >> Signed-off-by: Joel Schopp <joel.schopp at amd.com>
> >> Tested-by: Tom Lendacky <Thomas.Lendacky at amd.com>
> >> ---
> >> arch/arm64/kernel/efi-entry.S | 6 ++++++
> >> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> >> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/efi-entry.S b/arch/arm64/kernel/efi-entry.S
> >> index 619b1dd..7d95eda 100644
> >> --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/efi-entry.S
> >> +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/efi-entry.S
> >> @@ -76,6 +76,12 @@ ENTRY(efi_stub_entry)
> >> bl __flush_dcache_area
> >> ic ialluis
> >> + /* We need to sync again after the instruction cache sync
> >> + * and before turning off the dcache and mmu
> >> + */
> >> + dsb sy
> >> + isb
> > In my series I reasoned that it wasn't necessary to have an ISB before
> > we disabled the MMU. The current image must already be visible to the
> > I-cache, so the I-cache can't have stale entries for it. We don't
> > disable the MMU until after the image is visible at the PoC, so we
> > shouldn't break the visbility of the current image to the I-cache.
> > There is a bug in that We don't flush the current image in case of
> > relocation, but I don't see how the ISB would help there.
> > Thanks,
> > Mark.
> >> +
> >> /* Turn off Dcache and MMU */
> >> mrs x0, CurrentEL
> >> cmp x0, #CurrentEL_EL2
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