[PATCH] powerpc: fix boot on BOOK3S_32 with CONFIG_STRICT_KERNEL_RWX

Christophe Leroy christophe.leroy at c-s.fr
Tue Nov 21 20:48:16 AEDT 2017

On powerpc32, patch_instruction() is called by apply_feature_fixups()
which is called from early_init()

There is the following note in front of early_init():
 * Note that the kernel may be running at an address which is different
 * from the address that it was linked at, so we must use RELOC/PTRRELOC
 * to access static data (including strings).  -- paulus

Therefore, slab_is_available() cannot be called yet, and
text_poke_area must be addressed with PTRRELOC()

Fixes: 37bc3e5fd764f ("powerpc/lib/code-patching: Use alternate map
for patch_instruction()")
Reported-by: Meelis Roos <mroos at linux.ee>
Cc: Balbir Singh <bsingharora at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy at c-s.fr>
 arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c | 5 +----
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c b/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c
index c9de03e0c1f1..c7129e6ec0ba 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c
@@ -146,11 +146,8 @@ int patch_instruction(unsigned int *addr, unsigned int instr)
 	 * During early early boot patch_instruction is called
 	 * when text_poke_area is not ready, but we still need
 	 * to allow patching. We just do the plain old patching
-	 * We use slab_is_available and per cpu read * via this_cpu_read
-	 * of text_poke_area. Per-CPU areas might not be up early
-	 * this can create problems with just using this_cpu_read()
-	if (!slab_is_available() || !this_cpu_read(text_poke_area))
+	if (!this_cpu_read(*PTRRELOC(&text_poke_area)))
 		return __patch_instruction(addr, instr);

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