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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: Flush the process's mm context TLB entries when switching
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 03:00:24AM +0100, Ding Tianhong wrote:
> On 2014/4/14 21:01, Will Deacon wrote:
> > Hi Ding,
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 01:03:12PM +0100, Ding Tianhong wrote:
> >> I met a problem when migrating process by following steps:
> >>
> >> 1) The process was already running on core 0.
> >> 2) Set the CPU affinity of the process to 0x02 and move it to core 1,
> >> it could work well.
> >> 3) Set the CPU affinity of the process to 0x01 and move it to core 0 again,
> >> the problem occurs and the process was killed.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >> It was a very strange problem that the PC and LR are both 0, and the esr is
> >> 0x83000006, it means that the used for instruction access generated MMU faults
> >> and synchronous external aborts, including synchronous parity errors.
> >>
> >> I try to fix the problem by invalidating the process's TLB entries when switching,
> >> it will make the context stale and pick new one, and then it could work well.
> >>
> >> So I think in some situation that after the process switching, the modification of
> >> the TLB entries in the new core didn't inform all other cores to invalidate the old
> >> TLB entries which was in the inner shareable caches, and then if the process schedule
> >> to another core, the old TLB entries may occur MMU faults.
> >
> > Yes, it sounds like you don't have your TLBs configured correctly. Can you
> > confirm that your EL3 firmware is configuring TLB broadcasting correctly
> > please?
> >
>
> Hi will:
>
> Do you mean the SCR_EL3.NS?

No, there's usually a CPU-specific register (called something like actlr or
ectlr) which contains bit(s) to enable TLB broadcasting in hardware. Which
CPU are you using?

Will


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