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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: decompressor: Flush tlb before swiching domain 0 to client mode
On Wednesday 12 December 2012 11:27 PM, Arve Hjønnevåg wrote:
> 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.
>
Yes. The MMU is suppose to be turned off by boot-loader before jumping
to the kernel. That explains the problem. No need to patch
the kernel here.

Regards
Santosh
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