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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 4.19 152/191] firmware: dell_rbu: Make payload memory uncachable
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From: Stuart Hayes <stuart.w.hayes@gmail.com>

[ Upstream commit 6aecee6ad41cf97c0270f72da032c10eef025bf0 ]

The dell_rbu driver takes firmware update payloads and puts them in memory so
the system BIOS can find them after a reboot. This sometimes fails (though
rarely), because the memory containing the payload is in the CPU cache but
never gets written back to main memory before the system is rebooted (CPU
cache contents are lost on reboot).

With this patch, the payload memory will be changed to uncachable to ensure
that the payload is actually in main memory before the system is rebooted.

Signed-off-by: Stuart Hayes <stuart.w.hayes@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
---
drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c | 8 ++++++++
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c b/drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c
index fb8af5cb7c9bf..ccefa84f73057 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c
+++ b/drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c
@@ -45,6 +45,7 @@
#include <linux/moduleparam.h>
#include <linux/firmware.h>
#include <linux/dma-mapping.h>
+#include <asm/set_memory.h>

MODULE_AUTHOR("Abhay Salunke <abhay_salunke@dell.com>");
MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Driver for updating BIOS image on DELL systems");
@@ -181,6 +182,11 @@ static int create_packet(void *data, size_t length)
packet_data_temp_buf = NULL;
}
}
+ /*
+ * set to uncachable or it may never get written back before reboot
+ */
+ set_memory_uc((unsigned long)packet_data_temp_buf, 1 << ordernum);
+
spin_lock(&rbu_data.lock);

newpacket->data = packet_data_temp_buf;
@@ -349,6 +355,8 @@ static void packet_empty_list(void)
* to make sure there are no stale RBU packets left in memory
*/
memset(newpacket->data, 0, rbu_data.packetsize);
+ set_memory_wb((unsigned long)newpacket->data,
+ 1 << newpacket->ordernum);
free_pages((unsigned long) newpacket->data,
newpacket->ordernum);
kfree(newpacket);
--
2.20.1
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