giveup_all() causes FPU/VMX/VSX facilities to be disabled in a threads
MSR. If the thread performing the giveup was transactional, the kernel
must record which facilities were in use before the giveup as the
thread must have these facilities re-enabled on return to userspace.

>From process.c:
  * This is called if we are on the way out to userspace and the
  * TIF_RESTORE_TM flag is set.  It checks if we need to reload
  * FP and/or vector state and does so if necessary.
  * If userspace is inside a transaction (whether active or
  * suspended) and FP/VMX/VSX instructions have ever been enabled
  * inside that transaction, then we have to keep them enabled
  * and keep the FP/VMX/VSX state loaded while ever the transaction
  * continues.  The reason is that if we didn't, and subsequently
  * got a FP/VMX/VSX unavailable interrupt inside a transaction,
  * we don't know whether it's the same transaction, and thus we
  * don't know which of the checkpointed state and the transactional
  * state to use.

Calling check_if_tm_restore_required() will set TIF_RESTORE_TM and
save the MSR if needed.

Fixes: c208505 ("powerpc: create giveup_all()")
Signed-off-by: Cyril Bur <>
 arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c
index 3846fab..5029567 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c
@@ -446,6 +446,7 @@ void giveup_all(struct task_struct *tsk)
+       check_if_tm_restore_required(tsk);
        if (usermsr & MSR_FP)

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