[PATCH] KVM: PPC: BOOK3S: PR: Fix WARN_ON with debug options on

Paul Mackerras paulus at samba.org
Wed May 7 15:56:27 EST 2014

On Sun, May 04, 2014 at 10:56:08PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> With debug option "sleep inside atomic section checking" enabled we get
> the below WARN_ON during a PR KVM boot. This is because upstream now
> have PREEMPT_COUNT enabled even if we have preempt disabled. Fix the
> warning by adding preempt_disable/enable around floating point and altivec
> enable.

This worries me a bit.  In this code:

>  	if (msr & MSR_FP) {
> +		preempt_disable();
>  		enable_kernel_fp();
>  		load_fp_state(&vcpu->arch.fp);
>  		t->fp_save_area = &vcpu->arch.fp;
> +		preempt_enable();

What would happen if we actually did get preempted at this point?
Wouldn't we lose the FP state we just loaded?

In other words, how come we're not already preempt-disabled at this


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