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Subject[PATCH 4.10 069/111] powerpc/64s: Fix idle wakeup potential to clobber registers
4.10-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Nicholas Piggin <>

commit 6d98ce0be541d4a3cfbb52cd75072c0339ebb500 upstream.

We concluded there may be a window where the idle wakeup code could get
to pnv_wakeup_tb_loss() (which clobbers non-volatile GPRs), but the
hardware may set SRR1[46:47] to 01b (no state loss) which would result
in the wakeup code failing to restore non-volatile GPRs.

I was not able to trigger this condition with trivial tests on real
hardware or simulator, but the ISA (at least 2.07) seems to allow for
it, and Gautham says that it can happen if there is an exception pending
when the sleep/winkle instruction is executed.

Fixes: 1706567117ba ("powerpc/kvm: make hypervisor state restore a function")
Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <>
Acked-by: Gautham R. Shenoy <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S | 20 +++++++++++++++++---
1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
@@ -439,9 +439,23 @@ END_FTR_SECTION_IFSET(CPU_FTR_ARCH_300)
ld r1,PACAR1(r13)
- * Before entering any idle state, the NVGPRs are saved in the stack
- * and they are restored before switching to the process context. Hence
- * until they are restored, they are free to be used.
+ * Before entering any idle state, the NVGPRs are saved in the stack.
+ * If there was a state loss, or PACA_NAPSTATELOST was set, then the
+ * NVGPRs are restored. If we are here, it is likely that state is lost,
+ * but not guaranteed -- neither ISA207 nor ISA300 tests to reach
+ * here are the same as the test to restore NVGPRS:
+ * PACA_THREAD_IDLE_STATE test for ISA207, PSSCR test for ISA300,
+ * and SRR1 test for restoring NVGPRs.
+ *
+ * We are about to clobber NVGPRs now, so set NAPSTATELOST to
+ * guarantee they will always be restored. This might be tightened
+ * with careful reading of specs (particularly for ISA300) but this
+ * is already a slow wakeup path and it's simpler to be safe.
+ */
+ li r0,1
+ /*
* Save SRR1 and LR in NVGPRs as they might be clobbered in
* opal_call() (called in CHECK_HMI_INTERRUPT). SRR1 is required

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