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Subject[PATCH] ARM: mm: support big-endian page tables
When enable LPAE and big-endian in a hisilicon board, while specify
mem=384M mem=512M@7680M, will get bad page state:

Freeing unused kernel memory: 180K (c0466000 - c0493000)
BUG: Bad page state in process init pfn:fa442
page:c7749840 count:0 mapcount:-1 mapping: (null) index:0x0
page flags: 0x40000400(reserved)
Modules linked in:
CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: init Not tainted 3.10.27+ #66
[<c000f5f0>] (unwind_backtrace+0x0/0x11c) from [<c000cbc4>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14)
[<c000cbc4>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14) from [<c009e448>] (bad_page+0xd4/0x104)
[<c009e448>] (bad_page+0xd4/0x104) from [<c009e520>] (free_pages_prepare+0xa8/0x14c)
[<c009e520>] (free_pages_prepare+0xa8/0x14c) from [<c009f8ec>] (free_hot_cold_page+0x18/0xf0)
[<c009f8ec>] (free_hot_cold_page+0x18/0xf0) from [<c00b5444>] (handle_pte_fault+0xcf4/0xdc8)
[<c00b5444>] (handle_pte_fault+0xcf4/0xdc8) from [<c00b6458>] (handle_mm_fault+0xf4/0x120)
[<c00b6458>] (handle_mm_fault+0xf4/0x120) from [<c0013754>] (do_page_fault+0xfc/0x354)
[<c0013754>] (do_page_fault+0xfc/0x354) from [<c0008400>] (do_DataAbort+0x2c/0x90)
[<c0008400>] (do_DataAbort+0x2c/0x90) from [<c0008fb4>] (__dabt_usr+0x34/0x40)

The bad pfn:fa442 is not system memory(mem=384M mem=512M@7680M), after debugging,
I find in page fault handler, will get wrong pfn from pte just after set pte,
as follow:
set_pte_at(mm, address, page_table, entry);

//debug code
pfn = pte_pfn(entry);
pr_info("pfn:0x%lx, pte:0x%llx\n", pfn, pte_val(entry));

//read out the pte just set
new_pte = pte_offset_map(pmd, address);
new_pfn = pte_pfn(*new_pte);
pr_info("new pfn:0x%lx, new pte:0x%llx\n", pfn, pte_val(entry));

pfn: 0x1fa4f5, pte:0xc00001fa4f575f
new_pfn:0xfa4f5, new_pte:0xc00000fa4f5f5f //new pfn/pte is wrong.

The bug is happened in cpu_v7_set_pte_ext(ptep, pte):
when pte is 64-bit, for little-endian, will store low 32-bit in r2,
high 32-bit in r3; for big-endian, will store low 32-bit in r3,
high 32-bit in r2, this will cause wrong pfn stored in pte,
so we should exchange r2 and r3 for big-endian.

Signed-off-by: Jianguo Wu <>
arch/arm/mm/proc-v7-3level.S | 10 ++++++++++
1 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/mm/proc-v7-3level.S b/arch/arm/mm/proc-v7-3level.S
index 6ba4bd9..71b3892 100644
--- a/arch/arm/mm/proc-v7-3level.S
+++ b/arch/arm/mm/proc-v7-3level.S
@@ -65,6 +65,15 @@ ENDPROC(cpu_v7_switch_mm)
+ tst r3, #L_PTE_VALID
+ beq 1f
+ tst r2, #1 << (57 - 32) @ L_PTE_NONE
+ bicne r3, #L_PTE_VALID
+ bne 1f
+ tst r2, #1 << (55 - 32) @ L_PTE_DIRTY
+ orreq r3, #L_PTE_RDONLY
tst r2, #L_PTE_VALID
beq 1f
tst r3, #1 << (57 - 32) @ L_PTE_NONE
@@ -72,6 +81,7 @@ ENTRY(cpu_v7_set_pte_ext)
bne 1f
tst r3, #1 << (55 - 32) @ L_PTE_DIRTY
orreq r2, #L_PTE_RDONLY
1: strd r2, r3, [r0]
ALT_UP (mcr p15, 0, r0, c7, c10, 1) @ flush_pte
-- 1.7.1

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