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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:37:21 +0100
From: Will Deacon <>
To: Ard Biesheuvel <>
Cc: Mark Rutland <>,
	Catalin Marinas <>,
	Kees Cook <>,,
	Julien Grall <>,
	James Morse <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7] arm64: Privileged Access Never
 using TTBR0_EL1 switching

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 12:31:29PM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On 15 August 2016 at 12:30, Will Deacon <> wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 12:21:00PM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> >> As to Will's point, I suppose there is a window where a speculative
> >> TLB fill could occur, so I suppose that means updating TTBR0_EL1.ASID
> >> first, then TCR_EL1.EPD0, and finally perform the TLBI ASIDE1 on the
> >> reserved ASID.
> >
> > But then what do you gain from the reserved ASID?
> >
> To prevent TLB hits against the ASID of the current (disabled)
> userland translation

Right, but if the sequence you described ensures that, then why not just
set TCR_EL1.EPD0 and do TLBI ASIDE1 on the current ASID?

I don't see the difference between a TLB entry formed from a speculative
fill using the reserved ASID and one formed using a non-reserved ASID --
the page table is the same.


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