x86/uaccess/64: Handle the caching of 4-byte nocache copies properly in __copy_user_n...
authorToshi Kani <toshi.kani@hpe.com>
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:24:17 +0000 (14:24 -0700)
committerBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Fri, 1 Apr 2016 00:54:33 +0000 (01:54 +0100)
x86/uaccess/64: Handle the caching of 4-byte nocache copies properly in __copy_user_nocache()

commit a82eee7424525e34e98d821dd059ce14560a1e35 upstream.

Data corruption issues were observed in tests which initiated
a system crash/reset while accessing BTT devices.  This problem
is reproducible.

The BTT driver calls pmem_rw_bytes() to update data in pmem
devices.  This interface calls __copy_user_nocache(), which
uses non-temporal stores so that the stores to pmem are

__copy_user_nocache() uses non-temporal stores when a request
size is 8 bytes or larger (and is aligned by 8 bytes).  The
BTT driver updates the BTT map table, which entry size is
4 bytes.  Therefore, updates to the map table entries remain
cached, and are not written to pmem after a crash.

Change __copy_user_nocache() to use non-temporal store when
a request size is 4 bytes.  The change extends the current
byte-copy path for a less-than-8-bytes request, and does not
add any overhead to the regular path.

Reported-and-tested-by: Micah Parrish <micah.parrish@hpe.com>
Reported-and-tested-by: Brian Boylston <brian.boylston@hpe.com>
Signed-off-by: Toshi Kani <toshi.kani@hpe.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@gmail.com>
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@redhat.com>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@suse.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Toshi Kani <toshi.kani@hp.com>
Cc: Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@intel.com>
Cc: linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1455225857-12039-3-git-send-email-toshi.kani@hpe.com
[ Small readability edits. ]
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
[bwh: Backported to 3.2: aadjust filename, context]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>