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[Xen-devel] Patch "x86/cpu: Fix SMAP check in PVOPS environments" has been added to the 4.3-stable tree

This is a note to let you know that I've just added the patch titled

    x86/cpu: Fix SMAP check in PVOPS environments

to the 4.3-stable tree which can be found at:

The filename of the patch is:
and it can be found in the queue-4.3 subdirectory.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to the stable tree,
please let <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> know about it.

From 581b7f158fe0383b492acd1ce3fb4e99d4e57808 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:31:14 +0100
Subject: x86/cpu: Fix SMAP check in PVOPS environments

From: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 581b7f158fe0383b492acd1ce3fb4e99d4e57808 upstream.

There appears to be no formal statement of what pv_irq_ops.save_fl() is
supposed to return precisely.  Native returns the full flags, while lguest and
Xen only return the Interrupt Flag, and both have comments by the
implementations stating that only the Interrupt Flag is looked at.  This may
have been true when initially implemented, but no longer is.

To make matters worse, the Xen PVOP leaves the upper bits undefined, making
the BUG_ON() undefined behaviour.  Experimentally, this now trips for 32bit PV
guests on Broadwell hardware.  The BUG_ON() is consistent for an individual
build, but not consistent for all builds.  It has also been a sitting timebomb
since SMAP support was introduced.

Use native_save_fl() instead, which will obtain an accurate view of the AC

Signed-off-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <lguest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c |    3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
@@ -273,10 +273,9 @@ __setup("nosmap", setup_disable_smap);
 static __always_inline void setup_smap(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)
-       unsigned long eflags;
+       unsigned long eflags = native_save_fl();
        /* This should have been cleared long ago */
-       raw_local_save_flags(eflags);
        BUG_ON(eflags & X86_EFLAGS_AC);
        if (cpu_has(c, X86_FEATURE_SMAP)) {

Patches currently in stable-queue which might be from andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx 


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