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* FAILED: patch "[PATCH] powerpc/64s: system call rfscv workaround for TM bugs" failed to apply to 5.10-stable tree
@ 2021-09-20  8:54 gregkh
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From: gregkh @ 2021-09-20  8:54 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: npiggin, efuller, mpe; +Cc: stable

The patch below does not apply to the 5.10-stable tree.
If someone wants it applied there, or to any other stable or longterm
tree, then please email the backport, including the original git commit
id to <>.


greg k-h

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From ae7aaecc3f2f78b76ab3a8d6178610f55aadfa56 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Nicholas Piggin <>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2021 20:17:17 +1000
Subject: [PATCH] powerpc/64s: system call rfscv workaround for TM bugs

The rfscv instruction does not work correctly with the fake-suspend mode
in POWER9, which can end up with the hypervisor restoring an incorrect

Work around this by setting the _TIF_RESTOREALL flag if a system call
returns to a transaction active state, causing rfid to be used instead
of rfscv to return, which will do the right thing. The contents of the
registers are irrelevant because they will be overwritten in this case

Fixes: 7fa95f9adaee7 ("powerpc/64s: system call support for scv/rfscv instructions")
Reported-by: Eirik Fuller <>
Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <>

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/interrupt.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/interrupt.c
index 2ccc7ea5db00..de10a2697258 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/interrupt.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/interrupt.c
@@ -137,6 +137,19 @@ notrace long system_call_exception(long r3, long r4, long r5,
 	irq_soft_mask_regs_set_state(regs, IRQS_ENABLED);
+	/*
+	 * If system call is called with TM active, set _TIF_RESTOREALL to
+	 * prevent RFSCV being used to return to userspace, because POWER9
+	 * TM implementation has problems with this instruction returning to
+	 * transactional state. Final register values are not relevant because
+	 * the transaction will be aborted upon return anyway. Or in the case
+	 * of unsupported_scv SIGILL fault, the return state does not much
+	 * matter because it's an edge case.
+	 */
+			unlikely(MSR_TM_TRANSACTIONAL(regs->msr)))
+		current_thread_info()->flags |= _TIF_RESTOREALL;
 	 * If the system call was made with a transaction active, doom it and
 	 * return without performing the system call. Unless it was an

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