3 files changed, 47 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/Config.in b/arch/Config.in
index b980e05b9a..8000dcaa5f 100644
@@ -331,7 +331,6 @@ choice
bool "One memory region"
- depends on !BR2_m68k
All segments are linked into one memory region.
diff --git a/board/qemu/m68k-mcf5208/patches/linux/m68knommu-fix-signal.patch b/board/qemu/m68k-mcf5208/patches/linux/m68knommu-fix-signal.patch
new file mode 100644
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
+m68knommu: fix user a5 register being overwritten
+On no-MMU systems the application a5 register can be overwitten with the
+address of the process data segment when processing application signals.
+For flat format applications compiled with full absolute relocation this
+effectively corrupts the a5 register on signal processing - and this very
+quickly leads to process crash and often takes out the whole system with
+a panic as well.
+This has no effect on flat format applications compiled with the more
+common PIC methods (such as -msep-data). These format applications reserve
+a5 for the pointer to the data segment anyway - so it doesn't change it.
+A long time ago the a5 register was used in the code packed into the user
+stack to enable signal return processing. And so it had to be restored on
+end of signal cleanup processing back to the original a5 user value. This
+was historically done by saving away a5 in the sigcontext structure. At
+some point (a long time back it seems) the a5 restore process was changed
+and it was hard coded to put the user data segment address directly into a5.
+Which is ok for the common PIC compiled application case, but breaks the
+full relocation application code.
+We no longer use this type of signal handling mechanism and so we don't
+need to do anything special to save and restore a5 at all now. So remove the
+code that hard codes a5 to the address of the user data segment.
+Signed-off-by: Greg Ungerer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+ arch/m68k/kernel/signal.c | 1 -
+ 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
+diff --git a/arch/m68k/kernel/signal.c b/arch/m68k/kernel/signal.c
+index 2dcee3a..9202f82 100644
+@@ -213,7 +213,6 @@ static inline int frame_extra_sizes(int f)
+ static inline void adjustformat(struct pt_regs *regs)
+- ((struct switch_stack *)regs - 1)->a5 = current->mm->start_data;
+ * set format byte to make stack appear modulo 4, which it will
+ * be when doing the rte
diff --git a/configs/qemu_m68k_mcf5208_defconfig b/configs/qemu_m68k_mcf5208_defconfig
index f911467609..659ae3d8e6 100644
@@ -9,6 +9,8 @@ BR2_SYSTEM_DHCP="eth0"
# BR2_TARGET_ROOTFS_TAR is not set
# Linux headers same as kernel, a 4.7 series