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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 7/8] PPC: booke206: Check for min/max TLB entry si

From: Scott Wood
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 7/8] PPC: booke206: Check for min/max TLB entry size
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:49:33 -0600
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On 01/23/2012 12:41 PM, Alexander Graf wrote:
>>> For tlb0 on e500 and derivatives, tsize is explicitly documented as
>>> ignored.  Software may rely on this.
>> Yup, that's why there's the check for TLBnCG_AVAIL, which indicates that
>> a TLB has dynamic page size capabilities, which TLB0 does not have.
> Silly me, thinking "avail" meant "this TLB is available" instead of
> looking up the actual meaning. :-P

But where do we fill in the size if TLBnCFG_AVAIL is not set?  If this
is TLB0 on e500, we can't trust that the target code provided a valid
size -- we need to force to 4K.

>> Where do we check whether the TLB exists at all?
> We don't. Eventually TLB access goes through:
> static inline ppcmas_tlb_t *booke206_get_tlbm(CPUState *env, const int
> tlbn,
>                                               target_ulong ea, int way)
> {
>     int r;
>     uint32_t ways = booke206_tlb_ways(env, tlbn);
>     int ways_bits = ffs(ways) - 1;
>     int tlb_bits = ffs(booke206_tlb_size(env, tlbn)) - 1;
>     int i;
>     way &= ways - 1;
>     ea >>= MAS2_EPN_SHIFT;
>     ea &= (1 << (tlb_bits - ways_bits)) - 1;
>     r = (ea << ways_bits) | way;
>     /* bump up to tlbn index */
>     for (i = 0; i < tlbn; i++) {
>         r += booke206_tlb_size(env, i);
>     }
>     return &env->tlb.tlbm[r];
> }
> Since unavailable TLBs have ways set to 0 and tlb_size is 0, we always
> end up with the last TLB entry that's available.

I think you end up with the first entry beyond the end of the array,

> So if you do a tlbwe on tlbn=5 on TLB2, you write to the last entry of
> TLB1. Which actually is fine according to the spec:
> If an invalid value is specified for MAS0TLBSEL
> MAS0ESEL or MAS2EPN, either no TLB entry is written
> by the tlbwe, or the tlbwe is performed as if some
> implementation-dependent, valid value were substi-
> tuted for the invalid value, or an Illegal Instruction
> exception occurs.
> We substitute it with a valid value :)

Even if I'm reading it wrong and you do somehow end up with the last
element of the array, how do you know it's valid to write this entry
there?  You haven't been checking that array's page size restrictions,
or way/set geometry.


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