# HG changeset patch
# User awilliam@xxxxxxxxxxx
# Node ID 707737b66f587df491bdc82991c18d816e3d0f2f
# Parent ee97d247a3b74a441373b3529aeac317f44cd221
[IA64] RSE incomplete cfm
In theory, after Guest executes "cover", incomplete frame changes to complete
frame. So Guest should set INCOMPL to 0 just after "cover". At least before
guest psr.ic and psr.i are turned on.
Previously, only when Guest executes "rfi", INCOMPL is set to 0. The window
between "cover" and "rfi" causes trouble in below scenario.
1. Application A calls system call.
2. In OS breaks handler entry, INCOMPL is 0. Due to its system call,
Linux kernel doesn't execute "cover".
3. Before returning to Application A, schedule happens, Application B begins
4. A TLB miss happens on the context of B, this may make INCOMPL 1, before
Returning to B, (that means "rfi" is not executed, and INCOMPL is still 1)
schedule happens again. A resumes to run with INCOMPL 1 (this is incorrect
5. As mentioned before, this is system call, "cover" is executed in
ia64_leave_kernel path. Because INCOMPL is 1, this "cover" is not actually
executed, but this "cover" should be executed.
5. Thus application A's frame is destroyed. Issue appears.
From: Anthony Xu <anthony.xu@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@xxxxxx>
linux-2.6-xen-sparse/arch/ia64/xen/xenminstate.h | 2 ++
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+)
diff -r ee97d247a3b7 -r 707737b66f58
--- a/linux-2.6-xen-sparse/arch/ia64/xen/xenminstate.h Mon May 08 13:08:37
+++ b/linux-2.6-xen-sparse/arch/ia64/xen/xenminstate.h Mon May 08 13:41:18
@@ -155,6 +155,8 @@
+ /* set XSI_INCOMPL_REGFR 0 */
+ st4 [r8]=r0;
;; /* not sure if this stop bit is necessary */
(p6) adds r8=XSI_PRECOVER_IFS-XSI_INCOMPL_REGFR,r8;
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