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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: decompressor: Flush tlb before swiching domain 0 to client mode
On Wednesday 12 December 2012 02:41 AM, Arve Hjønnevåg wrote:
> If the bootloader used a page table that is incompatible with domain 0
> in client mode, then swithing domain 0 to client mode causes a fault
> if we don't flush the tlb after updating the page table pointer.
>
> Signed-off-by: Arve Hjønnevåg <arve@android.com>
> ---
> arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S | 1 +
> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S b/arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S
> index 90275f0..9c8034c 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S
> +++ b/arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S
> @@ -704,6 +704,7 @@ __armv7_mmu_cache_on:
> bic r6, r6, #1 << 31 @ 32-bit translation system
> bic r6, r6, #3 << 0 @ use only ttbr0
> mcrne p15, 0, r3, c2, c0, 0 @ load page table pointer
> + mcrne p15, 0, r0, c8, c7, 0 @ flush I,D TLBs
> mcrne p15, 0, r1, c3, c0, 0 @ load domain access control
> mcrne p15, 0, r6, c2, c0, 2 @ load ttb control
> #endif
>
The TLB's are already flushed few lines above so above patching
shouldn't help if it was really dirty TLB entry issue. I suspect that
your boot-loader clean-up [1] function may not be taking care of
flushing caches which could potetially lead to the issue.

Have you checked that ?

Regards
Santosh

[1] http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/developer/noboot-checklist/
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