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Date:	Mon,  7 Jul 2014 17:07:27 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	stable@...r.kernel.org, Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>,
	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
	Ben Hutchings <ben@...adent.org.uk>,
	Yijing Wang <wangyijing@...wei.com>
Subject: [PATCH 3.4 37/44] powerpc: Fix emulation of illegal instructions on PowerNV platform

3.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

------------------

From: Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>

commit bf593907f7236e95698a76b7c7a2bbf8b1165327 upstream.

Normally, the kernel emulates a few instructions that are unimplemented
on some processors (e.g. the old dcba instruction), or privileged (e.g.
mfpvr).  The emulation of unimplemented instructions is currently not
working on the PowerNV platform.  The reason is that on these machines,
unimplemented and illegal instructions cause a hypervisor emulation
assist interrupt, rather than a program interrupt as on older CPUs.
Our vector for the emulation assist interrupt just calls
program_check_exception() directly, without setting the bit in SRR1
that indicates an illegal instruction interrupt.  This fixes it by
making the emulation assist interrupt set that bit before calling
program_check_interrupt().  With this, old programs that use no-longer
implemented instructions such as dcba now work again.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>
[bwh: Backported to 3.2: adjust context]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@...adent.org.uk>
Cc: Yijing Wang <wangyijing@...wei.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>

---
 arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S |    2 +-
 arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c          |   10 ++++++++++
 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S
@@ -491,7 +491,7 @@ machine_check_common:
 	STD_EXCEPTION_COMMON(0xb00, trap_0b, .unknown_exception)
 	STD_EXCEPTION_COMMON(0xd00, single_step, .single_step_exception)
 	STD_EXCEPTION_COMMON(0xe00, trap_0e, .unknown_exception)
-        STD_EXCEPTION_COMMON(0xe40, emulation_assist, .program_check_exception)
+	STD_EXCEPTION_COMMON(0xe40, emulation_assist, .emulation_assist_interrupt)
         STD_EXCEPTION_COMMON(0xe60, hmi_exception, .unknown_exception)
 	STD_EXCEPTION_COMMON_ASYNC(0xf00, performance_monitor, .performance_monitor_exception)
 	STD_EXCEPTION_COMMON(0x1300, instruction_breakpoint, .instruction_breakpoint_exception)
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c
@@ -1074,6 +1074,16 @@ void __kprobes program_check_exception(s
 		_exception(SIGILL, regs, ILL_ILLOPC, regs->nip);
 }
 
+/*
+ * This occurs when running in hypervisor mode on POWER6 or later
+ * and an illegal instruction is encountered.
+ */
+void __kprobes emulation_assist_interrupt(struct pt_regs *regs)
+{
+	regs->msr |= REASON_ILLEGAL;
+	program_check_exception(regs);
+}
+
 void alignment_exception(struct pt_regs *regs)
 {
 	int sig, code, fixed = 0;


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