[SRU,Zesty,2/4] powerpc/book3s/mce: Move add_taint() later in virtual mode

Message ID 1508881286-16823-3-git-send-email-mauricfo@linux.vnet.ibm.com
State New
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  • Fixes for LP:1721070
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Mauricio Faria de Oliveira Oct. 24, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
From: Mahesh Salgaonkar <mahesh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1721070

machine_check_early() gets called in real mode. The very first time when
add_taint() is called, it prints a warning which ends up calling opal
call (that uses OPAL_CALL wrapper) for writing it to console. If we get a
very first machine check while we are in opal we are doomed. OPAL_CALL
overwrites the PACASAVEDMSR in r13 and in this case when we are done with
MCE handling the original opal call will use this new MSR on it's way
back to opal_return. This usually leads to unexpected behaviour or the
kernel to panic. Instead move the add_taint() call later in the virtual
mode where it is safe to call.

This is broken with current FW level. We got lucky so far for not getting
very first MCE hit while in OPAL. But easily reproducible on Mambo.

Fixes: 27ea2c420cad ("powerpc: Set the correct kernel taint on machine check errors.")
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v4.2+
Signed-off-by: Mahesh Salgaonkar <mahesh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
(cherry-picked from commit d93b0ac01a9ce276ec39644be47001873d3d183c)
Signed-off-by: Mauricio Faria de Oliveira <mauricfo@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
 arch/powerpc/kernel/mce.c   | 2 ++
 arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c | 4 ++--
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/mce.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/mce.c
index a1475e6aef3a..b23b32385583 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/mce.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/mce.c
@@ -221,6 +221,8 @@  static void machine_check_process_queued_event(struct irq_work *work)
 	int index;
 	 * For now just print it to console.
 	 * TODO: log this error event to FSP or nvram.
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c
index e3655d7e66e2..b89feec2a142 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c
@@ -305,8 +305,6 @@  long machine_check_early(struct pt_regs *regs)
 	if (cur_cpu_spec && cur_cpu_spec->machine_check_early)
 		handled = cur_cpu_spec->machine_check_early(regs);
 	return handled;
@@ -740,6 +738,8 @@  void machine_check_exception(struct pt_regs *regs)
 	/* See if any machine dependent calls. In theory, we would want
 	 * to call the CPU first, and call the ppc_md. one if the CPU
 	 * one returns a positive number. However there is existing code