On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 04:13:56PM +1100, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> When handling a hypervisor data or instruction storage interrupt (HDSI
> or HISI), we look up the SLB entry for the address being accessed in
> order to translate the effective address to a virtual address which can
> be looked up in the guest HPT.  This lookup can occasionally fail due
> to the guest replacing an SLB entry without invalidating the evicted
> SLB entry.  In this situation an ERAT (effective to real address
> translation cache) entry can persist and be used by the hardware even
> though there is no longer a corresponding SLB entry.
> Previously we would just deliver a data or instruction storage interrupt
> (DSI or ISI) to the guest in this case.  However, this is not correct
> and has been observed to cause guests to crash, typically with a
> data storage protection interrupt on a store to the vmemmap area.
> Instead, what we do now is to synthesize a data or instruction segment
> interrupt.  That should cause the guest to reload an appropriate entry
> into the SLB and retry the faulting instruction.  If it still faults,
> we should find an appropriate SLB entry next time and be able to handle
> the fault.
> Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <pau...@samba.org>

Reviewed-by: David Gibson <da...@gibson.dropbear.id.au>

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