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Subject[PATCH 4.19 078/114] KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: XIVE: Free escalation interrupts before disabling the VP
From: Cédric Le Goater <>

[ Upstream commit 237aed48c642328ff0ab19b63423634340224a06 ]

When a vCPU is brought done, the XIVE VP (Virtual Processor) is first
disabled and then the event notification queues are freed. When freeing
the queues, we check for possible escalation interrupts and free them

But when a XIVE VP is disabled, the underlying XIVE ENDs also are
disabled in OPAL. When an END (Event Notification Descriptor) is
disabled, its ESB pages (ESn and ESe) are disabled and loads return all
1s. Which means that any access on the ESB page of the escalation
interrupt will return invalid values.

When an interrupt is freed, the shutdown handler computes a 'saved_p'
field from the value returned by a load in xive_do_source_set_mask().
This value is incorrect for escalation interrupts for the reason
described above.

This has no impact on Linux/KVM today because we don't make use of it
but we will introduce in future changes a xive_get_irqchip_state()
handler. This handler will use the 'saved_p' field to return the state
of an interrupt and 'saved_p' being incorrect, softlockup will occur.

Fix the vCPU cleanup sequence by first freeing the escalation interrupts
if any, then disable the XIVE VP and last free the queues.

Fixes: 90c73795afa2 ("KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Add a new KVM device for the XIVE native exploitation mode")
Fixes: 5af50993850a ("KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Native usage of the XIVE interrupt controller")
Cc: # v4.12+
Signed-off-by: Cédric Le Goater <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_xive.c | 18 ++++++++++--------
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_xive.c b/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_xive.c
index aae34f218ab45..031f07f048afd 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_xive.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_xive.c
@@ -1037,20 +1037,22 @@ void kvmppc_xive_cleanup_vcpu(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
/* Mask the VP IPI */
xive_vm_esb_load(&xc->vp_ipi_data, XIVE_ESB_SET_PQ_01);

- /* Disable the VP */
- xive_native_disable_vp(xc->vp_id);
- /* Free the queues & associated interrupts */
+ /* Free escalations */
for (i = 0; i < KVMPPC_XIVE_Q_COUNT; i++) {
- struct xive_q *q = &xc->queues[i];
- /* Free the escalation irq */
if (xc->esc_virq[i]) {
free_irq(xc->esc_virq[i], vcpu);
- /* Free the queue */
+ }
+ /* Disable the VP */
+ xive_native_disable_vp(xc->vp_id);
+ /* Free the queues */
+ for (i = 0; i < KVMPPC_XIVE_Q_COUNT; i++) {
+ struct xive_q *q = &xc->queues[i];
xive_native_disable_queue(xc->vp_id, q, i);
if (q->qpage) {
free_pages((unsigned long)q->qpage,

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