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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64/io: Don't use WZR in writel
On Sat 23 Feb 10:37 PST 2019, Marc Zyngier wrote:

> On Sat, 23 Feb 2019 18:12:54 +0000,
> Bjorn Andersson <bjorn.andersson@linaro.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon 11 Feb 06:59 PST 2019, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> >
> > > On 11/02/2019 14:29, AngeloGioacchino Del Regno wrote:
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > > Also, just one more thing: yes this thing is going ARM64-wide and
> > > > - from my findings - it's targeting certain Qualcomm SoCs, but...
> > > > I'm not sure that only QC is affected by that, others may as well
> > > > have the same stupid bug.
> > > >
> > >
> > > At the moment, only QC SoCs seem to be affected, probably because
> > > everyone else has debugged their hypervisor (or most likely doesn't
> > > bother with shipping one).
> > >
> > > In all honesty, we need some information from QC here: which SoCs are
> > > affected, what is the exact nature of the bug, can it be triggered from
> > > EL0. Randomly papering over symptoms is not something I really like
> > > doing, and is likely to generate problems on unaffected systems.
> > >
> >
> > The bug at hand is that the XZR is not deemed a valid source in the
> > virtualization of the SMMU registers. It was identified and fixed for
> > all platforms that are shipping kernels based on v4.9 or later.
>
> When you say "fixed": Do you mean fixed in the firmware? Or by adding
> a workaround in the shipped kernel?

I mean that it's fixed in the firmware.

> If the former, is this part of an official QC statement, with an
> associated erratum number?

I don't know, will get back to you on this one.

> Is this really limited to the SMMU accesses?
>

Yes.

> > As such Angelo's list of affected platforms covers the high-profile
> > ones. In particular MSM8996 and MSM8998 is getting pretty good support
> > upstream, if we can figure out a way around this issue.
>
> We'd need an exhaustive list of the affected SoCs, and work out if we
> can limit the hack to the SMMU driver (cc'ing Robin, who's the one
> who'd know about it).
>

I will try to compose a list.

Regards,
Bjorn

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