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    Subject[patch 13/86] ARM: 7308/1: vfp: flush thread hwstate before copying ptrace registers
    3.2-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


    From: Will Deacon <>

    commit 8130b9d7b9d858aa04ce67805e8951e3cb6e9b2f upstream.

    If we are context switched whilst copying into a thread's
    vfp_hard_struct then the partial copy may be corrupted by the VFP
    context switching code (see "ARM: vfp: flush thread hwstate before
    restoring context from sigframe").

    This patch updates the ptrace VFP set code so that the thread state is
    flushed before the copy, therefore disabling VFP and preventing
    corruption from occurring.

    Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
    Signed-off-by: Russell King <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    arch/arm/kernel/ptrace.c | 2 +-
    1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

    --- a/arch/arm/kernel/ptrace.c
    +++ b/arch/arm/kernel/ptrace.c
    @@ -726,8 +726,8 @@ static int vfp_set(struct task_struct *t
    if (ret)
    return ret;

    - thread->vfpstate.hard = new_vfp;
    + thread->vfpstate.hard = new_vfp;

    return 0;

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