[PATCH] Treat ISI faults as read faults on classic 32-bit PowerPC

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Jul 20 03:16:51 EST 2007

>> Hmmm.  The dangling else clauses are pretty gross, and in fact we  
>> have
>> the same problem on POWER3 and RS64 processors (to be fair, we had
>> the problem before and didn't notice, but we should still fix it).
>> How about this instead?  Could people test it please?  (Note that
>> CPU_FTR_NOEXECUTE is 0 in 32-bit kernels.)
>> Paul.
>> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
>> index 0ece513..99c3093 100644
>> --- a/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
>> +++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
> Acked-by: Jon Loeliger <jdl at freescale.com>
> Tested on 8641HPCN.

Which glibc versions?  glibc-2.4 and newer are fine without the
patch already, glibc-2.3 seems to get away by accident; but 2.2
(and before) are the problematic ones.

No other userland program has been identified as needing this
fix, btw -- thankfully, or the testing matrix would be _huge_.


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