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Subject[PATCH 4.18 093/123] s390/purgatory: Fix crash with expoline enabled
4.18-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Philipp Rudo <>

commit ad03b821fbc30395b72af438f5bb41676a5f891d upstream.

When the kernel is built with CONFIG_EXPOLINE=y and a compiler with
indirect branch mitigation enabled the purgatory crashes. The reason for
that is that the macros defined for expoline are used in mem.S. These
macros define new sections (.text.__s390x_indirect_*) which are marked
executable. Due to the missing linker script those sections are linked to
address 0, just as the .text section. In combination with the entry point
also being at address 0 this causes the purgatory load code
(kernel/kexec_file.c: kexec_purgatory_setup_sechdrs) to update the entry
point twice. Thus the old kernel jumps to some 'random' address causing the

To fix this turn off expolines for the purgatory. There is no problem with
this in this case due to the fact that the purgatory only runs once and the
tlb is purged (diag 308) in the end.

Fixes: 840798a1f5299 ("s390/kexec_file: Add purgatory")
Cc: <> # 4.17
Signed-off-by: Philipp Rudo <>
Reviewed-by: Heiko Carstens <>
Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/s390/purgatory/Makefile | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/arch/s390/purgatory/Makefile
+++ b/arch/s390/purgatory/Makefile
@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@ KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-pointer-sign -Wno-
KBUILD_CFLAGS += -fno-zero-initialized-in-bss -fno-builtin -ffreestanding
KBUILD_CFLAGS += -c -MD -Os -m64 -msoft-float
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-option,-fno-PIE)

$(call if_changed,ld)

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