This works around a hardware bug in "Nimbus" POWER9 DD2.2 processors,
where the contents of the TEXASR can get corrupted while a thread is
in fake suspend state.  The workaround is for the instruction emulation
code to use the value saved at the most recent guest exit in real
suspend mode.  We achieve this by simply not saving the TEXASR into
the vcpu struct on an exit in fake suspend state.  We also have to
take care to set the orig_texasr field only on guest exit in real
suspend state.

This also means that on guest entry in fake suspend state, TEXASR
will be restored to the value it had on the last exit in real suspend
state, effectively counteracting any hardware-caused corruption.  This
works because TEXASR may not be written in suspend state.

With this, the guest might see the wrong values in TEXASR if it reads
it while in suspend state, but will see the correct value in
non-transactional state (e.g. after a treclaim), and treclaim will
work correctly.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
 arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv_rmhandlers.S | 17 ++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv_rmhandlers.S 
index 7b932f1..f374073 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv_rmhandlers.S
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv_rmhandlers.S
@@ -3105,10 +3105,6 @@ kvmppc_save_tm:
        li      r3, TM_CAUSE_KVM_RESCHED
-       /* Emulation of the treclaim instruction needs TEXASR before treclaim */
-       mfspr   r6, SPRN_TEXASR
-       std     r6, VCPU_ORIG_TEXASR(r9)
        lbz     r0, HSTATE_FAKE_SUSPEND(r13) /* Were we fake suspended? */
        cmpwi   r0, 0
        beq     3f
@@ -3116,7 +3112,12 @@ BEGIN_FTR_SECTION
        beq     4f
        bl      pnv_power9_force_smt4_catch
+       b       6f
+       /* Emulation of the treclaim instruction needs TEXASR before treclaim */
+       mfspr   r6, SPRN_TEXASR
+       std     r6, VCPU_ORIG_TEXASR(r9)
        /* Clear the MSR RI since r1, r13 are all going to be foobar. */
@@ -3160,7 +3161,8 @@ BEGIN_FTR_SECTION
        andc    r3, r3, r0
        mtspr   SPRN_PSSCR, r3
        ld      r9, HSTATE_KVM_VCPU(r13)
-       b       1f
+       /* Don't save TEXASR, use value from last exit in real suspend state */
+       b       11f
@@ -3234,12 +3236,13 @@ END_FTR_SECTION_IFSET(CPU_FTR_P9_TM_EMUL)
         * change these outside of a transaction, so they must always be
         * context switched.
+       mfspr   r7, SPRN_TEXASR
+       std     r7, VCPU_TEXASR(r9)
        mfspr   r5, SPRN_TFHAR
        mfspr   r6, SPRN_TFIAR
-       mfspr   r7, SPRN_TEXASR
        std     r5, VCPU_TFHAR(r9)
        std     r6, VCPU_TFIAR(r9)
-       std     r7, VCPU_TEXASR(r9)
        addi    r1, r1, PPC_MIN_STKFRM
        ld      r0, PPC_LR_STKOFF(r1)

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