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Subject[PATCH 3.12 20/88] ARM: fix PTRACE_SETVFPREGS on SMP systems
From: Russell King <>

3.12-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


commit e2dfb4b880146bfd4b6aa8e138c0205407cebbaf upstream.

PTRACE_SETVFPREGS fails to properly mark the VFP register set to be
reloaded, because it undoes one of the effects of vfp_flush_hwstate().

Specifically vfp_flush_hwstate() sets thread->vfpstate.hard.cpu to
an invalid CPU number, but vfp_set() overwrites this with the original
CPU number, thereby rendering the hardware state as apparently "valid",
even though the software state is more recent.

Fix this by reverting the previous change.

Fixes: 8130b9d7b9d8 ("ARM: 7308/1: vfp: flush thread hwstate before copying ptrace registers")
Acked-by: Will Deacon <>
Tested-by: Simon Marchi <>
Signed-off-by: Russell King <>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <>
arch/arm/kernel/ptrace.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/ptrace.c b/arch/arm/kernel/ptrace.c
index 0dd3b79b15c3..ec33df500f86 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/ptrace.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/ptrace.c
@@ -733,8 +733,8 @@ static int vfp_set(struct task_struct *target,
if (ret)
return ret;

- vfp_flush_hwstate(thread);
thread->vfpstate.hard = new_vfp;
+ vfp_flush_hwstate(thread);

return 0;
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