Patchwork [45/75] sparc: tsb must be flushed before tlb

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Submitter Kamal Mostafa
Date July 30, 2013, 6:44 p.m.
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Kamal Mostafa - July 30, 2013, 6:44 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Dave Kleikamp <>

commit 23a01138efe216f8084cfaa74b0b90dd4b097441 upstream.

This fixes a race where a cpu may re-load a tlb from a stale tsb right
after it has been flushed by a remote function call.

I still see some instability when stressing the system with parallel
kernel builds while creating memory pressure by writing to
/proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages, but this patch improves the stability

Signed-off-by: Dave Kleikamp <>
Acked-by: Bob Picco <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 arch/sparc/mm/tlb.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/arch/sparc/mm/tlb.c b/arch/sparc/mm/tlb.c
index 83d89bc..37e7bc4 100644
--- a/arch/sparc/mm/tlb.c
+++ b/arch/sparc/mm/tlb.c
@@ -85,8 +85,8 @@  static void tlb_batch_add_one(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long vaddr,
 	if (!tb->active) {
-		global_flush_tlb_page(mm, vaddr);
 		flush_tsb_user_page(mm, vaddr);
+		global_flush_tlb_page(mm, vaddr);
 		goto out;