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authorRichard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>2016-02-14 09:25:34 +0000
committerRichard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>2016-02-15 16:28:24 +0000
commite00f0794a535c8e68ae1c87c8b01dd65645d570b (patch)
tree0e6383924e480ef4b3b87b404efce5d79162fac0 /meta/recipes-kernel/linux
parent1146a4bb3af167c75bdea3e75e6f1e80b45cc721 (diff)
linux-yocto: Work around PAT issue on qemux86
We have an issue with PAT handling on older processes with limited PAT bits, see the patch description for the full problem. This replaces the runqemu workaround with a kernel patch until we can get the kernel trees sorted out and discuss a proper fix with upstream. It should be safe everywhere so is applied unconditionally. Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'meta/recipes-kernel/linux')
2 files changed, 102 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/meta/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto/0001-Fix-qemux86-pat-issue.patch b/meta/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto/0001-Fix-qemux86-pat-issue.patch
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..367d9b4ace
--- /dev/null
+++ b/meta/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto/0001-Fix-qemux86-pat-issue.patch
@@ -0,0 +1,100 @@
+From 9bfb2c711f66fc8eb6482f5ca6ea33c2ec1d792f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
+From: Richard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>
+Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:36:23 +0000
+Subject: [PATCH] Fix qemux86 pat issue
+on qemux86, X doesn't start and there is
+a backtrace in the logs:
+x86/PAT: Xorg:705 map pfn expected mapping type uncached-minus for [mem 0xfd000000-0xfdffffff], got write-combining
+------------[ cut here ]------------
+WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 705 at /media/build1/poky/build/tmp/work-shared/qemux86/kernel-source/arch/x86/mm/pat.c:985 untrack_pfn+0xaf/0xc0()
+Modules linked in: uvesafb
+CPU: 0 PID: 705 Comm: Xorg Not tainted 4.4.1-yocto-standard #1
+Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS rel-1.8.2-0-g33fbe13 by qemu-project.org 04/01/2014
+ 00000000 00000000 cf14dd78 c1397ab2 00000000 cf14dda8 c1051477 c1aa4f6c
+ 00000000 000002c1 c1a9fa4c 000003d9 c104b98f c104b98f cf244000 b6355000
+ 00000000 cf14ddb8 c1051552 00000009 00000000 cf14dde0 c104b98f cf14ddd0
+Call Trace:
+ [<c1397ab2>] dump_stack+0x4b/0x79
+ [<c1051477>] warn_slowpath_common+0x87/0xc0
+ [<c104b98f>] ? untrack_pfn+0xaf/0xc0
+ [<c104b98f>] ? untrack_pfn+0xaf/0xc0
+ [<c1051552>] warn_slowpath_null+0x22/0x30
+ [<c104b98f>] untrack_pfn+0xaf/0xc0
+ [<c104d54c>] ? kmap_atomic_prot+0x3c/0xf0
+ [<c114e17f>] unmap_single_vma+0x4ef/0x500
+ [<c114f007>] unmap_vmas+0x37/0x50
+ [<c1154f8f>] exit_mmap+0x5f/0xf0
+ [<c104eedd>] mmput+0x2d/0xb0
+ [<c105009c>] copy_process+0xd2c/0x13c0
+ [<c1050892>] _do_fork+0x82/0x340
+ [<c105f2d1>] ? SyS_rt_sigaction+0x51/0xa0
+ [<c1050c3c>] SyS_clone+0x2c/0x30
+ [<c1001a03>] do_syscall_32_irqs_on+0x53/0xb0
+ [<c189a94a>] entry_INT80_32+0x2a/0x2a
+---[ end trace be3e0a61097feddc ]---
+x86/PAT: Xorg:705 map pfn expected mapping type uncached-minus for [mem 0xfd000000-0xfdffffff], got write-combining
+The entry in question is setup by uvesafb which in its
+uvesafb_ioremap() function calls ioremap_wc().
+It appears that Xorg mmaps this from userspace, then later does a
+fork() to execute a utility. At this point, when creating the vmas for
+the new process, the pat code says "eeek!" as the protection mode for
+the new vmas don't match the old one, returns -EINVAL, the process dies
+and X goes with it.
+There are a few hammers we can hit this with, we can boot with "nopat"
+option which makes the problem go away, or turn off CONFIG_X86_PAT. No
+surprises there. Changing uvesafb to use mtrr=0 doesn't help since the
+ioremap_wc call still happens.
+The real issue is the "expected mapping type uncached-minus for got
+write-combining" message, it all goes wrong from there.
+Upon looking at the code and scratching my head for a long while, I
+notice that there are two ways of representing the protection mode
+data, "enum page_cache_mode" and "pgprot_t & _PAGE_CACHE_MASK".
+The exact meaning of pgprot_t depends on which CPU you're running,
+older CPUs have errata meaning only a small number of bits can be used.
+The exact mapping table is determined by __cachemode2pte_tbl and is
+updated at boot by calls from update_cache_mode_entry().
+The result of this if you map enum -> pgprot_t, then try to do pgprot_t
+-> enum, you can get different values since its not a 1:1 mapping.
+This means the comparison in reserve_pfn_range() where it does "pcm !=
+want_pcm" isn't correct and can trigger even in cases where there isn't
+a problem.
+This can be "fixed" by doing cachemode2protval(pcm) !=
+cachemode2protval(want_pcm) and checking whether the protection bits
+match, rather than the enum values, since in reality this is what we
+really care about. With that change, X boots up just fine.
+We don't see this on qemux86-64 since that has more PAT bits working
+and hence the values map correctly.
+Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>
+ arch/x86/mm/pat.c | 2 +-
+ 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
+diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/pat.c b/arch/x86/mm/pat.c
+index 031782e..11064fb 100644
+--- a/arch/x86/mm/pat.c
++++ b/arch/x86/mm/pat.c
+@@ -833,7 +833,7 @@ static int reserve_pfn_range(u64 paddr, unsigned long size, pgprot_t *vma_prot,
+ if (ret)
+ return ret;
+- if (pcm != want_pcm) {
++ if (cachemode2protval(pcm) != cachemode2protval(want_pcm)) {
+ if (strict_prot ||
+ !is_new_memtype_allowed(paddr, size, want_pcm, pcm)) {
+ free_memtype(paddr, paddr + size);
diff --git a/meta/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto_4.4.bb b/meta/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto_4.4.bb
index 1beeea6698..c0edcf13c3 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto_4.4.bb
+++ b/meta/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-yocto_4.4.bb
@@ -40,3 +40,5 @@ KERNEL_FEATURES_append_qemuall=" cfg/virtio.scc"
KERNEL_FEATURES_append_qemux86=" cfg/sound.scc cfg/paravirt_kvm.scc"
KERNEL_FEATURES_append_qemux86-64=" cfg/sound.scc cfg/paravirt_kvm.scc"
KERNEL_FEATURES_append = " ${@bb.utils.contains("TUNE_FEATURES", "mx32", " cfg/x32.scc", "" ,d)}"
+SRC_URI_append = " file://0001-Fix-qemux86-pat-issue.patch"