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Date:   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 20:15:57 +0200
From:   Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:     David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>
Cc:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        kernel test robot <lkp@...el.com>, LKP <lkp@...org>,
        Linux List Kernel Mailing <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux-MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        linux-arch <linux-arch@...r.kernel.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Nadav Amit <namit@...are.com>
Subject: Re: 1808d65b55 ("asm-generic/tlb: Remove arch_tlb*_mmu()"): BUG:
 KASAN: stack-out-of-bounds in __change_page_attr_set_clr

On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 05:50:30PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
> 
> > We should never have stack alignment bigger than 16 bytes.  And
> > preferably not even that.
> 
> At least one arch I know of (FRV) had instructions that could atomically
> load/store register pairs or register quads, but they had to be pair- or
> quad-aligned (ie. 8- or 16-byte), which made for more efficient code if you
> could use them.
> 
> I don't know whether any arch we currently support has features like this (I
> know some have multi-reg load/stores, but they seem to require only
> word-alignment).

ARC (iirc) has u64 atomics with natural alignment requirements but
alignof(u64)=4 due it being a 32bit arch. Which is awkward.

ARMv7 can also do u64 ops when aligned right, but I forgot if they have
proper alignment or not.

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