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SubjectRe: [PATCH stable 4.9] powerpc/lib: fix code patching during early init on PPC32
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Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr> writes:
> [Backport of upstream commit b45ba4a51cde29b2939365ef0c07ad34c8321789]
>
> On powerpc32, patch_instruction() is called by apply_feature_fixups()
> which is called from early_init()
>
> There is the following note in front of early_init():
> * Note that the kernel may be running at an address which is different
> * from the address that it was linked at, so we must use RELOC/PTRRELOC
> * to access static data (including strings). -- paulus
>
> Therefore init_mem_is_free must be accessed with PTRRELOC()
>
> Fixes: 1c38a84d4586 ("powerpc: Avoid code patching freed init sections")
> Link: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=203597
> Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>
>
> ---
> Can't apply the upstream commit as such due to several of other unrelated stuff
> like STRICT_KERNEL_RWX which are missing for instance.
> So instead, using same approach as for commit 252eb55816a6f69ef9464cad303cdb3326cdc61d

Yeah this looks good to me.

Though should we keep the same subject as the upstream commit this is
sort of a backport of? That might make it simpler for people who are
trying to keep track of things?

ie. "powerpc/lib: fix book3s/32 boot failure due to code patching"

cheers

> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c b/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c
> index 14535ad4cdd1..c312955977ce 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c
> @@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ int patch_instruction(unsigned int *addr, unsigned int instr)
> int err;
>
> /* Make sure we aren't patching a freed init section */
> - if (init_mem_is_free && init_section_contains(addr, 4)) {
> + if (*PTRRELOC(&init_mem_is_free) && init_section_contains(addr, 4)) {
> pr_debug("Skipping init section patching addr: 0x%px\n", addr);
> return 0;
> }
> --
> 2.13.3

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