Patchwork [59/60] target-xtensa: fix ITLB/DTLB page protection flags

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Submitter Michael Tokarev
Date Feb. 4, 2013, 10:41 a.m.
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Michael Tokarev - Feb. 4, 2013, 10:41 a.m.
From: Max Filippov <>

With MMU option xtensa architecture has two TLBs: ITLB and DTLB. ITLB is
only used for code access, DTLB is only for data. However TLB entries in
both TLBs have attribute field controlling write and exec access. These
bits need to be properly masked off depending on TLB type before being
used as tlb_set_page prot argument. Otherwise the following happens:

(1) ITLB entry for some PFN gets invalidated
(2) DTLB entry for the same PFN gets updated, attributes allow code
(3) code at the page with that PFN is executed (possible due to step 2),
    entry for the TB is written into the jump cache
(4) QEMU TLB entry for the PFN gets replaced with an entry for some
    other PFN
(5) code in the TB from step 3 is executed (possible due to jump cache)
    and it accesses data, for which there's no DTLB entry, causing DTLB
    miss exception
(6) re-translation of the TB from step 5 is attempted, but there's no
    QEMU TLB entry nor xtensa ITLB entry for that PFN, which causes ITLB
    miss exception at the TB start address
(7) ITLB miss exception is handled by the guest, but execution is
    resumed from the beginning of the faulting TB (the point where ITLB
    miss occured), not from the point where DTLB miss occured, which is

With that fix the above scenario causes ITLB miss exception (that used
to be step 7) at step 3, right at the beginning of the TB.

Signed-off-by: Max Filippov <>
Signed-off-by: Blue Swirl <>
(cherry picked from commit 659f807c0a700317a7a0fae7a6e6ebfe68bfbbc4)

Signed-off-by: Michael Tokarev <>
 target-xtensa/helper.c |    3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/target-xtensa/helper.c b/target-xtensa/helper.c
index 8ebef72..c9d6f38 100644
--- a/target-xtensa/helper.c
+++ b/target-xtensa/helper.c
@@ -497,7 +497,8 @@  static int get_physical_addr_mmu(CPUXtensaState *env, bool update_tlb,
-    *access = mmu_attr_to_access(entry->attr);
+    *access = mmu_attr_to_access(entry->attr) &
+        ~(dtlb ? PAGE_EXEC : PAGE_READ | PAGE_WRITE);
     if (!is_access_granted(*access, is_write)) {
         return dtlb ?
             (is_write ?