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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2018-01-21 10:41:48 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2018-01-21 10:41:48 -0800
commit319f1e04c7e7016233f998a1a48cd3d17da2108f (patch)
parent66f816241895dc8a1614c1114c0a97b167e4ce64 (diff)
parentf23d74f6c66c3697e032550eeef3f640391a3a7d (diff)
Merge branch 'x86-urgent-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip
Pull x86 kexec fix from Thomas Gleixner: "A single fix for the WBINVD issue introduced by the SME support which causes kexec fails on non AMD/SME capable CPUs. Issue WBINVD only when the CPU has SME and avoid doing so in a loop" [ Side note: this patch fixes the problem, but it isn't entirely clear why it is required. The wbinvd should just work regardless, but there seems to be some system - as opposed to CPU - issue, since the wbinvd causes more problems later in the shutdown sequence, but wbinvd instructions while the system is still active are not problematic. Possibly some SMI or pending machine check issue on the affected system ] * 'x86-urgent-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: x86/mm: Rework wbinvd, hlt operation in stop_this_cpu()
1 files changed, 15 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/process.c b/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
index 832a6acd730f..cb368c2a22ab 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
@@ -380,19 +380,24 @@ void stop_this_cpu(void *dummy)
+ /*
+ * Use wbinvd on processors that support SME. This provides support
+ * for performing a successful kexec when going from SME inactive
+ * to SME active (or vice-versa). The cache must be cleared so that
+ * if there are entries with the same physical address, both with and
+ * without the encryption bit, they don't race each other when flushed
+ * and potentially end up with the wrong entry being committed to
+ * memory.
+ */
+ if (boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_SME))
+ native_wbinvd();
for (;;) {
- * Use wbinvd followed by hlt to stop the processor. This
- * provides support for kexec on a processor that supports
- * SME. With kexec, going from SME inactive to SME active
- * requires clearing cache entries so that addresses without
- * the encryption bit set don't corrupt the same physical
- * address that has the encryption bit set when caches are
- * flushed. To achieve this a wbinvd is performed followed by
- * a hlt. Even if the processor is not in the kexec/SME
- * scenario this only adds a wbinvd to a halting processor.
+ * Use native_halt() so that memory contents don't change
+ * (stack usage and variables) after possibly issuing the
+ * native_wbinvd() above.
- asm volatile("wbinvd; hlt" : : : "memory");
+ native_halt();