x86, cpu, amd: Add workaround for family 16h, erratum 793
authorBorislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:07:11 +0000 (00:07 +0100)
committerBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:49:40 +0000 (00:49 +0000)
commit 3b56496865f9f7d9bcb2f93b44c63f274f08e3b6 upstream.

This adds the workaround for erratum 793 as a precaution in case not
every BIOS implements it.  This addresses CVE-2013-6885.

Erratum text:

[Revision Guide for AMD Family 16h Models 00h-0Fh Processors,
document 51810 Rev. 3.04 November 2013]

793 Specific Combination of Writes to Write Combined Memory Types and
Locked Instructions May Cause Core Hang


Under a highly specific and detailed set of internal timing
conditions, a locked instruction may trigger a timing sequence whereby
the write to a write combined memory type is not flushed, causing the
locked instruction to stall indefinitely.

Potential Effect on System

Processor core hang.

Suggested Workaround

BIOS should set MSR
C001_1020[15] = 1b.

Fix Planned

No fix planned

[ hpa: updated description, fixed typo in MSR name ]

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20140114230711.GS29865@pd.tnic
Tested-by: Aravind Gopalakrishnan <aravind.gopalakrishnan@amd.com>
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>
[bwh: Backported to 3.2:
 - Adjust filename
 - Venkatesh Srinivas pointed out we should use {rd,wr}msrl_safe() to
   avoid crashing on KVM.  This was fixed upstream by commit 8f86a7373a1c
   ("x86, AMD: Convert to the new bit access MSR accessors") but that's too
   much trouble to backport.  Here we must use {rd,wr}msrl_amd_safe().]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Cc: Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@debian.org>
Cc: Venkatesh Srinivas <venkateshs@google.com>

index a6962d9..5538b13 100644 (file)
 #define MSR_AMD64_PATCH_LOADER         0xc0010020
 #define MSR_AMD64_OSVW_ID_LENGTH       0xc0010140
 #define MSR_AMD64_OSVW_STATUS          0xc0010141
+#define MSR_AMD64_LS_CFG               0xc0011020
 #define MSR_AMD64_DC_CFG               0xc0011022
 #define MSR_AMD64_IBSFETCHCTL          0xc0011030
 #define MSR_AMD64_IBSFETCHLINAD                0xc0011031
index 2d44a28..60d4c33 100644 (file)
@@ -408,6 +408,16 @@ static void __cpuinit early_init_amd_mc(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)
        c->x86_coreid_bits = bits;
+       /* F16h erratum 793, CVE-2013-6885 */
+       if (c->x86 == 0x16 && c->x86_model <= 0xf) {
+               u64 val;
+               if (!rdmsrl_amd_safe(MSR_AMD64_LS_CFG, &val) &&
+                   !(val & BIT(15)))
+                       wrmsrl_amd_safe(MSR_AMD64_LS_CFG, val | BIT(15));
+       }
 static void __cpuinit bsp_init_amd(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)