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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: decompressor: Flush tlb before swiching domain 0 to client mode
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On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:10 AM, Santosh Shilimkar
<santosh.shilimkar@ti.com> wrote:
> 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 ?
>

No, the problem is that the mmu is on when that first tlb flush
happens so the tlb entry for the code that is executing gets reloaded
from the old page table. This is probably a bootloader bug, but I
don't have the bootloader source and 3.4 boots with the same
bootloader.

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Arve Hjønnevåg
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