[PATCH] ARM64: TTY: hvc_dcc: Add support for ARM64 dcc

Timur Tabi timur at codeaurora.org
Wed Jun 24 13:11:24 PDT 2015

On 06/22/2015 08:12 AM, Will Deacon wrote:
> I still think we should be disabling userspace access to the DCC if the
> kernel is using it as its console.

I still need help with this.  I know you said a year ago that 
MDSCR_EL1.TDCC needs to be set to disable userspace access.  Where and 
how should I do this?  I can do this:

static int __init hvc_dcc_console_init(void)
#ifdef CONFIG_ARM64
	u32 val;

	asm("msr mdscr_el1, %0	"
	"orr %0, %0, #4096	" /* TDCC */
	"msr %0, mdscr_el1	"
	: "=r" (val));

But this seems clunky.

I am concerned about KVM, though.  There appears to be code in KVM in 
hyp.s and sys_regs.c that touches and/or emulates MDSCR_EL1.

On a side note, it does not appear that ARM32 blocks userspace DCC.  I 
don't see where DBGDSCR.UDCCdis is set.

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