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[v11,14/16] arm64: Hook up cmdline parameter to allow mismatched 32-bit EL0

Message ID 20210730112443.23245-15-will@kernel.org (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series Add support for 32-bit tasks on asymmetric AArch32 systems | expand

Commit Message

Will Deacon July 30, 2021, 11:24 a.m. UTC
Allow systems with mismatched 32-bit support at EL0 to run 32-bit
applications based on a new kernel parameter.

Reviewed-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
 Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 8 ++++++++
 arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c                  | 7 +++++++
 2 files changed, 15 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
index bdb22006f713..6ab625dea8c0 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -287,6 +287,14 @@ 
 			do not want to use tracing_snapshot_alloc() as it needs
 			to be done where GFP_KERNEL allocations are allowed.
+	allow_mismatched_32bit_el0 [ARM64]
+			Allow execve() of 32-bit applications and setting of the
+			PER_LINUX32 personality on systems where only a strict
+			subset of the CPUs support 32-bit EL0. When this
+			parameter is present, the set of CPUs supporting 32-bit
+			EL0 is indicated by /sys/devices/system/cpu/aarch32_el0
+			and hot-unplug operations may be restricted.
 	amd_iommu=	[HW,X86-64]
 			Pass parameters to the AMD IOMMU driver in the system.
 			Possible values are:
diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c
index 7ee1095a4585..a306ed5a6549 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c
@@ -1321,6 +1321,13 @@  const struct cpumask *system_32bit_el0_cpumask(void)
 	return cpu_possible_mask;
+static int __init parse_32bit_el0_param(char *str)
+	allow_mismatched_32bit_el0 = true;
+	return 0;
+early_param("allow_mismatched_32bit_el0", parse_32bit_el0_param);
 static ssize_t aarch32_el0_show(struct device *dev,
 				struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf)