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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 26/39] arm64: mte: Add in-kernel tag fault handler
On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 12:49 PM Catalin Marinas
<catalin.marinas@arm.com> wrote:
>
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/mm/fault.c b/arch/arm64/mm/fault.c
> > index a3bd189602df..d110f382dacf 100644
> > --- a/arch/arm64/mm/fault.c
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/mm/fault.c
> > @@ -33,6 +33,7 @@
> > #include <asm/debug-monitors.h>
> > #include <asm/esr.h>
> > #include <asm/kprobes.h>
> > +#include <asm/mte.h>
> > #include <asm/processor.h>
> > #include <asm/sysreg.h>
> > #include <asm/system_misc.h>
> > @@ -294,6 +295,11 @@ static void die_kernel_fault(const char *msg, unsigned long addr,
> > do_exit(SIGKILL);
> > }
> >
> > +static void report_tag_fault(unsigned long addr, unsigned int esr,
> > + struct pt_regs *regs)
> > +{
> > +}
>
> Do we need to introduce report_tag_fault() in this patch? It's fine but
> add a note in the commit log that it will be populated in a subsequent
> patch.

I did, see the last line of the commit description.

> > +
> > static void __do_kernel_fault(unsigned long addr, unsigned int esr,
> > struct pt_regs *regs)
> > {
> > @@ -641,10 +647,40 @@ static int do_sea(unsigned long addr, unsigned int esr, struct pt_regs *regs)
> > return 0;
> > }
> >
> > +static void do_tag_recovery(unsigned long addr, unsigned int esr,
> > + struct pt_regs *regs)
> > +{
> > + static bool reported = false;
> > +
> > + if (!READ_ONCE(reported)) {
> > + report_tag_fault(addr, esr, regs);
> > + WRITE_ONCE(reported, true);
> > + }
>
> I don't mind the READ_ONCE/WRITE_ONCE here but not sure what they help
> with.

The fault can happen on multiple cores at the same time, right? In
that case without READ/WRITE_ONCE() we'll have a data-race here.

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