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[Xen-devel] [PATCH] x86/xen: init %gs very early to avoid page faults with stack protector

When running as Xen pv guest %gs is initialized some time after
C code is started. Depending on stack protector usage this might be
too late, resulting in page faults.

So setup %gs and MSR_GS_BASE in assembly code already.

Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx>
 arch/x86/xen/xen-head.S | 14 ++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/xen-head.S b/arch/x86/xen/xen-head.S
index 497cc55a0c16..b47d87076efb 100644
--- a/arch/x86/xen/xen-head.S
+++ b/arch/x86/xen/xen-head.S
@@ -9,7 +9,9 @@
 #include <asm/boot.h>
 #include <asm/asm.h>
+#include <asm/msr.h>
 #include <asm/page_types.h>
+#include <asm/percpu.h>
 #include <asm/unwind_hints.h>
 #include <xen/interface/elfnote.h>
@@ -35,6 +37,18 @@ ENTRY(startup_xen)
        mov %_ASM_SI, xen_start_info
        mov $init_thread_union+THREAD_SIZE, %_ASM_SP
+       /* Set up %gs.
+        *
+        * The base of %gs always points to the bottom of the irqstack
+        * union.  If the stack protector canary is enabled, it is
+        * located at %gs:40.  Note that, on SMP, the boot cpu uses
+        * init data section till per cpu areas are set up.
+        */
+       movl    $MSR_GS_BASE,%ecx
+       movq    $INIT_PER_CPU_VAR(irq_stack_union),%rax
+       cdq
+       wrmsr
        jmp xen_start_kernel

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