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SubjectRe: runtime check for omap-aes bus access permission (was: Re: 3.13-rc3 (commit 7ce93f3) breaks Nokia N900 DT boot)
On Wednesday 11 February 2015 14:40:33 Nishanth Menon wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 2:28 PM, Pali Rohár <pali.rohar@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wednesday 11 February 2015 16:22:51 Matthijs van Duin wrote:
> >> On 11 February 2015 at 13:39, Pali Rohár <pali.rohar@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> >> Anyhow, since checking the firewalls/APs to see if you have
> >> >> permission will probably only get you yet another fault if
> >> >> things are walled off, the robust way of dealing with this
> >> >> sort of situation is by probing the device with a read
> >> >> while trapping bus faults. This also handles modules that
> >> >> are unreachable for other reasons, e.g. being disabled by
> >> >> eFuse.
> >> >
> >> > It is possible to patch kernel code to mask or ignore that
> >> > fault? Can you help me with something like that?
> >>
> >> As I mentioned, I'm still learning my way around the kernel,
> >> so I don't feel very comfortable suggesting a concrete patch
> >> just yet. I've been browsing arch/arm/mm/ however and my
> >> impression is that all that would be required is editing
> >> fault.c by making a copy of do_bad but containing
> >> return user_mode(regs) || !fixup_exception(regs);
> >> and hook it onto the appropriate fault codes. However, this
> >> really needs the opinion of someone more familiar with this
> >> code.
> >>
> >> I do have an observation to make on the issue of fault
> >> decoding: the list in fsr-2level.c may be "standard ARMv3 and
> >> ARMv4 aborts" but they are quite wrong for ARMv7 which has:
> >>
> >> [ 0] -
> >> [ 1] alignment fault
> >> [ 2] debug event
> >> [ 3] section access flag fault
> >> [ 4] instruction cache maintainance fault (reported via data
> >> abort) [ 5] section translation fault
> >> [ 6] page access flag fault
> >> [ 7] page translation fault
> >> [ 8] bus error on access
> >> [ 9] section domain fault
> >> [10] -
> >> [11] page domain fault
> >> [12] bus error on section table walk
> >> [13] section permission fault
> >> [14] bus error on page table walk
> >> [15] page permission fault
> >> [16] (TLB conflict abort)
> >> [17] -
> >> [18] -
> >> [19] -
> >> [20] (lockdown abort)
> >> [21] -
> >> [22] async bus error (reported via data abort)
> >> [23] -
> >> [24] async parity/ECC error (reported via data abort)
> >> [25] parity/ECC error on access
> >> [26] (coprocessor abort)
> >> [27] -
> >> [28] parity/ECC error on section table walk
> >> [29] -
> >> [30] parity/ECC error on page table walk
> >> [31] -
> >>
> >> Some entries are patched up near the bottom of fault.c but
> >> many bogus messages remain, for example the "on linefetch" vs
> >> "on non-linefetch" is misleading since no such thing can be
> >> inferred from the fault status on v7. Also, the i-cache
> >> maintenance fault handling looks wrong to me: it should fetch
> >> the actual fault status from IFSR (even though the address
> >> still comes from DFSR) and dispatch based on that.
> >>
> >> Async external aborts (async bus error and async parity/ECC
> >> error) give you basically no info. DFAR will contain garbage
> >> hence displaying it will confuse rather than enlighten, a
> >> traceback is pointless since the instruction that caused the
> >> access is long retired, likewise user_mode() doesn't matter
> >> since a transition to kernel space may have happened after
> >> the access that cause the abort. Basically they should be
> >> treated more as an IRQ than as a fault (note they can also be
> >> masked just like irqs). In case of a bus error, it may be
> >> appropriate to just warn about it, or perhaps send a signal
> >> to the current process, although in the latter case it should
> >> have some means to distinguish it from a synchronous bus
> >> error.
> >>
> >> At least on the cortex-a8, a parity/ECC error (whether async
> >> or not) is to be regarded as absolutely fatal. Quoth the
> >> TRM: "No recovery is possible. The abort handler must disable
> >> the caches, communicate the fail directly with the external
> >> system, request a reboot."
> >>
> >> Bit 10 no longer indicates an asynchronous (let alone
> >> imprecise) fault. Apart from the debug events and async
> >> aborts (and possibly some implementation-defined aborts), all
> >> aborts listed are synchronous, and DFAR/IFAR is valid.
> >> There's no technical obstruction to make these trappable via
> >> the kernel exception handling mechanism. (Though at least in
> >> case of parity/ECC errors one shouldn't.)
> >
> > Tony, Nishanth, or somebody else... can you help with memory
> > management? Or do you know some expert for arch/arm/mm/ code?
>
> Folks in linux-arm-kernel are probably the right people, I suppose.
> Looping them in.
>

So pinging linux-arm-kernel again. Any idea how to handle that fault?

--
Pali Rohár
pali.rohar@gmail.com


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