From: Catalin Marinas <>

When a kernel is built with CONFIG_TRACE_IRQFLAGS the following warning
is produced when entering userspace for the first time:

  WARNING: at /work/Linux/linux-2.6-aarch64/kernel/locking/lockdep.c:3519
  Modules linked in:
  CPU: 1 PID: 1 Comm: systemd Not tainted 4.4.0-rc3+ #639
  Hardware name: Juno (DT)
  task: ffffffc9768a0000 ti: ffffffc9768a8000 task.ti: ffffffc9768a8000
  PC is at check_flags.part.22+0x19c/0x1a8
  LR is at check_flags.part.22+0x19c/0x1a8
  pc : [<ffffffc0000fba6c>] lr : [<ffffffc0000fba6c>] pstate: 600001c5
  sp : ffffffc9768abe10
  x29: ffffffc9768abe10 x28: ffffffc9768a8000
  x27: 0000000000000000 x26: 0000000000000001
  x25: 00000000000000a6 x24: ffffffc00064be6c
  x23: ffffffc0009f249e x22: ffffffc9768a0000
  x21: ffffffc97fea5480 x20: 00000000000001c0
  x19: ffffffc00169a000 x18: 0000005558cc7b58
  x17: 0000007fb78e3180 x16: 0000005558d2e238
  x15: ffffffffffffffff x14: 0ffffffffffffffd
  x13: 0000000000000008 x12: 0101010101010101
  x11: 7f7f7f7f7f7f7f7f x10: fefefefefefeff63
  x9 : 7f7f7f7f7f7f7f7f x8 : 6e655f7371726964
  x7 : 0000000000000001 x6 : ffffffc0001079c4
  x5 : 0000000000000000 x4 : 0000000000000001
  x3 : ffffffc001698438 x2 : 0000000000000000
  x1 : ffffffc9768a0000 x0 : 000000000000002e
  Call trace:
  [<ffffffc0000fba6c>] check_flags.part.22+0x19c/0x1a8
  [<ffffffc0000fc440>] lock_is_held+0x80/0x98
  [<ffffffc00064bafc>] __schedule+0x404/0x730
  [<ffffffc00064be6c>] schedule+0x44/0xb8
  [<ffffffc000085bb0>] ret_to_user+0x0/0x24
  possible reason: unannotated irqs-off.
  irq event stamp: 502169
  hardirqs last  enabled at (502169): [<ffffffc000085a98>] 
  hardirqs last disabled at (502167): [<ffffffc0000bb3bc>] 
  softirqs last  enabled at (502168): [<ffffffc0000bb43c>] 
  softirqs last disabled at (502143): [<ffffffc0000bb830>] irq_exit+0xa0/0xf0

This happens because we disable interrupts in ret_to_user before calling
schedule() in work_resched. This patch adds the necessary
trace_hardirqs_off annotation.

Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <>
Reported-by: Mark Rutland <>
Cc: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
 arch/arm64/kernel/entry.S | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/entry.S b/arch/arm64/kernel/entry.S
index 05012cd..e3a51e4 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/entry.S
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/entry.S
@@ -644,6 +644,9 @@ work_pending:
        bl      do_notify_resume
        b       ret_to_user
+       bl      trace_hardirqs_off      // the IRQs are off here, inform the 
tracing code
        bl      schedule

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