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* [PATCH v2] mtd: fix oops when writing to phram device on arm64
@ 2019-09-22  6:37 Huaijie Yi
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From: Huaijie Yi @ 2019-09-22  6:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: joern, dwmw2, computersforpeace, marek.vasut, richard.weinberger,
	vigneshr, richard
  Cc: yihuaijie, linux-mtd

From: yihuaijie <>

memcpy() to memory remaped by ioremap() at an address not aligned
to 8-bytes will cause oops on arm64 platform, fixing this by using

writing through jffs2 on a phram device cause following error:

Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address ffffff800f93700c
pgd = ffffffc00385c000
[ffffff800f93700c] *pgd=0000000000000000, *pud=0000000000000000
Internal error: Oops: 96000061 [#1] PREEMPT SMP
task: ffffffc003549b10 task.stack: ffffffc0b8bc8000
PC is at __memcpy+0xc0/0x180
LR is at phram_write+0x5c/0x78 [phram]
pc : [<ffffff8008484740>] lr : [<ffffff8000d731a4>] pstate: 80000005
sp : ffffffc0b8bcb8c0
x29: ffffffc0b8bcb8c0 x28: 000000000093700c
x27: 0000000000000001 x26: 0000000000000000
x25: 0000000000000001 x24: 0000000000000000
x23: ffffffc5b6db8480 x22: ffffffc0b8bcb990
x21: ffffff800f000000 x20: 000000000093700c
x19: 0000000000000044 x18: 000000000000000a
x17: 0000000000000c00 x16: 0000000000000400
x15: 000000000001e125 x14: 34347830203a6e65
x13: 6c202c6330303733 x12: 397830203a726464
x11: 61202c3030303030 x10: 3066303038666666
x9 : 6666667830203a56 x8 : 0000000298f7fb1d
x7 : 00000044e0021985 x6 : ffffff800f93700c
x5 : 0000000000000000 x4 : 0000000000000000
x3 : ffffff8008cbe018 x2 : ffffffffffffffc4
x1 : ffffffc5b6db8490 x0 : ffffff800f93700c

Signed-off-by: Huaijie Yi <>
fix this only on ARM64 arch.

 drivers/mtd/devices/phram.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/mtd/devices/phram.c b/drivers/mtd/devices/phram.c
index c467286..89ca8bb 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/devices/phram.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/devices/phram.c
@@ -98,7 +98,11 @@ static int register_device(char *name, phys_addr_t start, size_t len)
 		goto out0;
 	ret = -EIO;
+#ifdef CONFIG_ARM64
+	new->mtd.priv = ioremap_wc(start, len);
 	new->mtd.priv = ioremap(start, len);
 	if (!new->mtd.priv) {
 		pr_err("ioremap failed\n");
 		goto out1;

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