1. 01 Feb, 2019 1 commit
    • Vladimir Murzin's avatar
      ARM: 8830/1: NOMMU: Toggle only bits in EXC_RETURN we are really care of · 72cd4064
      Vladimir Murzin authored
      ARMv8M introduces support for Security extension to M class, among
      other things it affects exception handling, especially, encoding of
      The new bits have been added:
      Bit [6]	Secure or Non-secure stack
      Bit [5]	Default callee register stacking
      Bit [0]	Exception Secure
      which conflicts with hard-coded value of EXC_RETURN:
      In fact, we only care of few bits:
      Bit [3]	 Mode (0 - Handler, 1 - Thread)
      Bit [2]	 Stack pointer selection (0 - Main, 1 - Process)
      We can toggle only those bits and left other bits as they were on
      exception entry.
      It is basically, what patch does - saves EXC_RETURN when we do
      transition form Thread to Handler mode (it is first svc), so later
      saved value is used instead of EXC_RET_THREADMODE_PROCESSSTACK.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarVladimir Murzin <vladimir.murzin@arm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarRussell King <rmk+kernel@armlinux.org.uk>
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  5. 16 Nov, 2015 1 commit
    • Ezequiel Garcia's avatar
      ARM: 8451/1: v7-M: Set an early stack for __v7m_setup · a4124e72
      Ezequiel Garcia authored
      On ARM v7-M, when PROCINFO_INITFUNC (__v7m_setup) is called,
      a stack is needed before calling the supervisor call (SVC),
      which is used by the supervisor call to save the context.
      Currently, __v7m_setup() prepares a temporary stack in the .text.init
      section, which is is broken if the kernel is executing directly from
      read-only memory.
      In particular, this is the case for LPC43xx, which allows
      to execute the kernel in-place from a serial flash through its SPIFI
      This commit fixes the issue by seting an early stack to its usual location.
      Also, __v7m_setup() is currently saving and restoring the previous
      stack. That was bogus, because there's no stack previously set,
      so this commit removes it.
      Acked-by: default avatarUwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarEzequiel Garcia <ezequiel@vanguardiasur.com.ar>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarRussell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
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  8. 18 Jul, 2014 1 commit
    • Russell King's avatar
      ARM: convert all "mov.* pc, reg" to "bx reg" for ARMv6+ · 6ebbf2ce
      Russell King authored
      ARMv6 and greater introduced a new instruction ("bx") which can be used
      to return from function calls.  Recent CPUs perform better when the
      "bx lr" instruction is used rather than the "mov pc, lr" instruction,
      and this sequence is strongly recommended to be used by the ARM
      architecture manual (section A.4.1.1).
      We provide a new macro "ret" with all its variants for the condition
      code which will resolve to the appropriate instruction.
      Rather than doing this piecemeal, and miss some instances, change all
      the "mov pc" instances to use the new macro, with the exception of
      the "movs" instruction and the kprobes code.  This allows us to detect
      the "mov pc, lr" case and fix it up - and also gives us the possibility
      of deploying this for other registers depending on the CPU selection.
      Reported-by: default avatarWill Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
      Tested-by: Stephen Warren <swarren@nvidia.com> # Tegra Jetson TK1
      Tested-by: Robert Jarzmik <robert.jarzmik@free.fr> # mioa701_bootresume.S
      Tested-by: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch> # Kirkwood
      Tested-by: default avatarShawn Guo <shawn.guo@freescale.com>
      Tested-by: Tony Lindgren <tony@atomide.com> # OMAPs
      Tested-by: Gregory CLEMENT <gregory.clement@free-electrons.com> # Armada XP, 375, 385
      Acked-by: Sekhar Nori <nsekhar@ti.com> # DaVinci
      Acked-by: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.dall@linaro.org> # kvm/hyp
      Acked-by: Haojian Zhuang <haojian.zhuang@gmail.com> # PXA3xx
      Acked-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com> # Xen
      Tested-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de> # ARMv7M
      Tested-by: Simon Horman <horms+renesas@verge.net.au> # Shmobile
      Signed-off-by: default avatarRussell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
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