[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "s390/mm: fix flush_tlb_kernel_range()" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques March 20, 2013, 10:43 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    s390/mm: fix flush_tlb_kernel_range()

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From f4e8e8da56a062667dcded9d7ca58fe0cfa72410 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 14:14:11 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] s390/mm: fix flush_tlb_kernel_range()

commit f6a70a07079518280022286a1dceb797d12e1edf upstream.

Our flush_tlb_kernel_range() implementation calls __tlb_flush_mm() with
&init_mm as argument. __tlb_flush_mm() however will only flush tlbs
for the passed in mm if its mm_cpumask is not empty.

For the init_mm however its mm_cpumask has never any bits set. Which in
turn means that our flush_tlb_kernel_range() implementation doesn't
work at all.

This can be easily verified with a vmalloc/vfree loop which allocates
a page, writes to it and then frees the page again. A crash will follow
almost instantly.

To fix this remove the cpumask_empty() check in __tlb_flush_mm() since
there shouldn't be too many mms with a zero mm_cpumask, besides the
init_mm of course.

Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 arch/s390/include/asm/tlbflush.h | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)



diff --git a/arch/s390/include/asm/tlbflush.h b/arch/s390/include/asm/tlbflush.h
index 9fde315..6f709bd 100644
--- a/arch/s390/include/asm/tlbflush.h
+++ b/arch/s390/include/asm/tlbflush.h
@@ -74,8 +74,6 @@  static inline void __tlb_flush_idte(unsigned long asce)

 static inline void __tlb_flush_mm(struct mm_struct * mm)
-	if (unlikely(cpumask_empty(mm_cpumask(mm))))
-		return;
 	 * If the machine has IDTE we prefer to do a per mm flush
 	 * on all cpus instead of doing a local flush if the mm