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SubjectRe: [ 058/128] ARM: 7628/1: head.S: map one extra section for the ATAG/DTB area
On Sun, 3 Feb 2013, Ben Hutchings wrote:

> On Sun, 2013-02-03 at 15:47 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > 3.2-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> >
> > ------------------
> >
> > From: Nicolas Pitre <nicolas.pitre@linaro.org>
> >
> > commit 6f16f4998f98e42e3f2dedf663cfb691ff0324af upstream.
> >
> > We currently use a temporary 1MB section aligned to a 1MB boundary for
> > mapping the provided device tree until the final page table is created.
> > However, if the device tree happens to cross that 1MB boundary, the end
> > of it remains unmapped and the kernel crashes when it attempts to access
> > it. Given no restriction on the location of that DTB, it could end up
> > with only a few bytes mapped at the end of a section.
> >
> > Solve this issue by mapping two consecutive sections.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico@linaro.org>
> > Tested-by: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer@pengutronix.de>
> > Tested-by: Tomasz Figa <t.figa@samsung.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
> > [bwh: Backported to 3.2:
> > - Adjust context
> > - The mapping is not conditional; drop the 'ne' suffixes]
> > Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
>
> I haven't been able to test this and would really appreciate an expert
> review.

Looks fine to me.


>
> Ben.
>
> > ---
> > arch/arm/kernel/head.S | 3 +++
> > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> >
> > --- a/arch/arm/kernel/head.S
> > +++ b/arch/arm/kernel/head.S
> > @@ -221,6 +221,7 @@ __create_page_tables:
> > /*
> > * Then map boot params address in r2 or
> > * the first 1MB of ram if boot params address is not specified.
> > + * We map 2 sections in case the ATAGs/DTB crosses a section boundary.
> > */
> > mov r0, r2, lsr #SECTION_SHIFT
> > movs r0, r0, lsl #SECTION_SHIFT
> > @@ -229,6 +230,8 @@ __create_page_tables:
> > add r3, r3, #PAGE_OFFSET
> > add r3, r4, r3, lsr #(SECTION_SHIFT - PMD_ORDER)
> > orr r6, r7, r0
> > + str r6, [r3], #1 << PMD_ORDER
> > + add r6, r6, #1 << SECTION_SHIFT
> > str r6, [r3]
> >
> > #ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_LL
> >
> >
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>
> --
> Ben Hutchings
> Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
> - Albert Einstein
>


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