[3.11,65/70] ARC: !PREEMPT: Ensure Return to kernel mode is IRQ safe

Message ID 1399468393-10140-66-git-send-email-luis.henriques@canonical.com
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Luis Henriques May 7, 2014, 1:13 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Vineet Gupta <Vineet.Gupta1@synopsys.com>

commit 8aa9e85adac609588eeec356e5a85059b3b819ba upstream.

There was a very small race window where resume to kernel mode from a
Exception Path (or pure kernel mode which is true for most of ARC
exceptions anyways), was not disabling interrupts in restore_regs,
clobbering the exception regs

Anton found the culprit call flow (after many sleepless nights)

| 1. we got a Trap from user land
| 2. started to service it.
| 3. While doing some stuff on user-land memory (I think it is padzero()),
|     we got a DataTlbMiss
| 4. On return from it we are taking "resume_kernel_mode" path
| 5. NEED_RESHED is not set, so we go to "return from exception" path in
|     restore regs.
| 6. there seems to be IRQ happening

Signed-off-by: Vineet Gupta <vgupta@synopsys.com>
Cc: Anton Kolesov <Anton.Kolesov@synopsys.com>
Cc: Francois Bedard <Francois.Bedard@synopsys.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 arch/arc/kernel/entry.S | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)


diff --git a/arch/arc/kernel/entry.S b/arch/arc/kernel/entry.S
index 89f7961..ca6e48b 100644
--- a/arch/arc/kernel/entry.S
+++ b/arch/arc/kernel/entry.S
@@ -640,11 +640,13 @@  resume_user_mode_begin:
-	; This is a must for preempt_schedule_irq()
+	; Disable Interrupts from this point on
+	; CONFIG_PREEMPT: This is a must for preempt_schedule_irq()
+	; !CONFIG_PREEMPT: To ensure restore_regs is intr safe
 	; Can't preempt if preemption disabled