[Linux-Xtensa] [PATCH 1/7] xtensa: flush TLB entries for pages of non-current mm correctly

Max Filippov jcmvbkbc at gmail.com
Mon May 27 09:21:44 PDT 2013

Sometimes under high memory pressure one process gets a page of another
process, which manifests itself with an invalid instruction exception.

This happens because flush_tlb_page fails to clear TLB entries when
called with vma that does not belong to current mm, because it does not
set RASID appropriately. When page reclaiming mechanism swaps physical
pages out replacing their PTEs with none or swap PTEs, it calls
flush_tlb_page. Later physical page may be reused elsewhere, but the
stale TLB mapping still refers to it, allowing process that owned the
mapping to see the new state of that physical page.

Put ASID of the mm that owns vma to the RASID to fix that issue.
Also replace otherwise meaningless local_save_flags with local_irq_save.

Signed-off-by: Max Filippov <jcmvbkbc at gmail.com>
 arch/xtensa/mm/tlb.c |    7 ++++---
 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/xtensa/mm/tlb.c b/arch/xtensa/mm/tlb.c
index 5411aa6..7433461 100644
--- a/arch/xtensa/mm/tlb.c
+++ b/arch/xtensa/mm/tlb.c
@@ -64,7 +64,7 @@ void flush_tlb_mm(struct mm_struct *mm)
 	if (mm == current->active_mm) {
 		unsigned long flags;
-		local_save_flags(flags);
+		local_irq_save(flags);
@@ -94,7 +94,7 @@ void flush_tlb_range (struct vm_area_struct *vma,
 			(unsigned long)mm->context, start, end);
-	local_save_flags(flags);
+	local_irq_save(flags);
 	if (end-start + (PAGE_SIZE-1) <= _TLB_ENTRIES << PAGE_SHIFT) {
 		int oldpid = get_rasid_register();
@@ -128,9 +128,10 @@ void flush_tlb_page (struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long page)
 	if(mm->context == NO_CONTEXT)
-	local_save_flags(flags);
+	local_irq_save(flags);
 	oldpid = get_rasid_register();
+	set_rasid_register(ASID_INSERT(mm->context));
 	if (vma->vm_flags & VM_EXEC)

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