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Date:   Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:49:06 +0000
From:   Giancarlo Ferrari <>
        Giancarlo Ferrari <>,,
Subject: [PATCH] ARM: kexec: Fix panic after TLB are invalidated

machine_kexec() need to set rw permission in text and rodata sections
to assign some variables (e.g. kexec_start_address). To do that at
the end (after flushing pdm in memory, inv D-Cache, etc.) it needs to
invalidate TLB [section] entries.

If during the TLB invalidation an interrupt occours, which might cause
a context switch, there is the risk to inject invalid TLBs, with ro

When trying to assign .text labels, this lead to the following issue:

"Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address <valid_addr>"

with FSR 0x80d.

Signed-off-by: Giancarlo Ferrari <>
 arch/arm/kernel/machine_kexec.c | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/machine_kexec.c b/arch/arm/kernel/machine_kexec.c
index 76300f3..bbe912d 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/machine_kexec.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/machine_kexec.c
@@ -176,6 +176,13 @@ void machine_kexec(struct kimage *image)
 	reboot_code_buffer = page_address(image->control_code_page);
+	/*
+	 * If below part is not atomic TLB entries might be corrupted after TLB
+	 * invalidation, which leads to Data Abort in .text variable assignment
+	 */
+	raw_local_irq_disable();
+	local_fiq_disable();
 	/* Prepare parameters for reboot_code_buffer*/
 	kexec_start_address = image->start;
@@ -183,6 +190,9 @@ void machine_kexec(struct kimage *image)
 	kexec_mach_type = machine_arch_type;
 	kexec_boot_atags = image->arch.kernel_r2;
+	local_fiq_enable();
+	raw_local_irq_enable();
 	/* copy our kernel relocation code to the control code page */
 	reboot_entry = fncpy(reboot_code_buffer,

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