powerpc/64s: Fix hypercall entry clobbering r12 input
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Fri Jul 21 21:13:05 AEST 2017
On Tue, 2017-07-18 at 05:32:44 UTC, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> A previous optimisation incorrectly assumed the PAPR hcall does
> not use r12, and clobbers it upon entry. In fact it is used as
> an input. This can result in KVM guests crashing (observed with
> PR KVM).
> Instead of using r12 to save r13, tihs patch saves r13 in ctr.
> This is more costly, but not as slow as using the SPRG.
> Fixes: acd7d8cef0153 ("powerpc/64s: Optimize hypercall/syscall entry")
> Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin at gmail.com>
Applied to powerpc fixes, thanks.
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