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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [stable] arm64: Add work around for Arm Cortex-A55 Erratum 1024718
On Tue, May 01, 2018 at 11:26:04AM +0100, Suzuki K Poulose wrote:
> commit ece1397cbc89c51914fae1aec729539cfd8bd62b upstream
>
> Some variants of the Arm Cortex-55 cores (r0p0, r0p1, r1p0) suffer
> from an erratum 1024718, which causes incorrect updates when DBM/AP
> bits in a page table entry is modified without a break-before-make
> sequence. The work around is to disable the hardware DBM feature
> on the affected cores. The hardware Access Flag management features
> is not affected.
>
> The hardware DBM feature is a non-conflicting capability, i.e, the
> kernel could handle cores using the feature and those without having
> the features running at the same time. So this work around is detected
> at early boot time, rather than delaying it until the CPUs are brought
> up into the kernel with MMU turned on. This also avoids other complexities
> with late CPUs turning online, with or without the hardware DBM features.
>
> Note: The upstream commit is on top of a reworked capability
> infrastructure for arm64 heterogeneous systems, which allows
> handling this later in the boot process. This backport
> is based on the original version of the patch [0]. Folded the 3
> patches into this single commit, removing the unncessary bits.
>
> [0] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180116102323.3470-1-suzuki.poulose@arm.com
>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v4.3 to v4.16

This only would apply to the 4.16.y tree. Can you provide working
backports to 4.14.y, 4.9.y, and 4.4.y so I can queue them up there as
well?

thanks,

greg k-h

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