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SubjectRe: [PATCH v12 6/7] arm64: mte: Save/Restore TFSR_EL1 during suspend
On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 02:33:28PM +0000, Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 11:55:33AM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 04:56:16PM +0000, Vincenzo Frascino wrote:
> > > When MTE async mode is enabled TFSR_EL1 contains the accumulative
> > > asynchronous tag check faults for EL1 and EL0.
> > >
> > > During the suspend/resume operations the firmware might perform some
> > > operations that could change the state of the register resulting in
> > > a spurious tag check fault report.
> > >
> > > Save/restore the state of the TFSR_EL1 register during the
> > > suspend/resume operations to prevent this to happen.
> >
> > Do we need a similar fix for TFSRE0_EL1? We get away with this if
> > suspend is only entered on the idle (kernel) thread but I recall we
> > could also enter suspend on behalf of a user process (I may be wrong
> > though).
> Yes, when we suspend the machine to RAM, we execute suspend on behalf
> on a userspace process (but that's only running on 1 cpu, the others
> are hotplugged out).
> IIUC (and that's an if) TFSRE0_EL1 is checked on kernel entry so I don't
> think there is a need to save/restore it (just reset it on suspend
> exit).

You are right, we don't check TFSRE0_EL1 on return to user, only
clear it, so no need to do anything on suspend/resume.

> TFSR_EL1, I don't see a point in saving/restoring it (it is a bit
> per-CPU AFAICS) either, IMO we should "check" it on suspend (if it is
> possible in that context) and reset it on resume.

I think this should work.

> I don't think though you can "check" with IRQs disabled so I suspect
> that TFSR_EL1 has to be saved/restored (which means that there is a
> black out period where we run kernel code without being able to detect
> faults but there is no solution to that other than delaying saving the
> value to just before calling into PSCI). Likewise on resume from low
> power.

It depends on whether kasan_report can be called with IRQs disabled. I
don't see why not, so if this works I'd rather just call mte_check_async
(or whatever it's called) on the suspend path and zero the register on
resume (mte_suspend_exit). We avoid any saving of the state.


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