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authorAndré Hentschel <nerv@dawncrow.de>2013-06-18 23:23:26 +0100
committerRussell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>2013-06-24 15:21:59 +0100
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ARM: 7735/2: Preserve the user r/w register TPIDRURW on context switch and fork
Since commit 6a1c53124aa1 the user writeable TLS register was zeroed to prevent it from being used as a covert channel between two tasks. There are more and more applications coming to Windows RT, Wine could support them, but mostly they expect to have the thread environment block (TEB) in TPIDRURW. This patch preserves that register per thread instead of clearing it. Unlike the TPIDRURO, which is already switched, the TPIDRURW can be updated from userspace so needs careful treatment in the case that we modify TPIDRURW and call fork(). To avoid this we must always read TPIDRURW in copy_thread. Signed-off-by: André Hentschel <nerv@dawncrow.de> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Austin <jonathan.austin@arm.com> Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
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