Commit f84a935d authored by Will Deacon's avatar Will Deacon Committed by Catalin Marinas

arm64: vdso: check sequence counter even for coarse realtime operations

When returning coarse realtime values from clock_gettime, we must still
check the sequence counter to ensure that the kernel does not update
the vdso datapage whilst we are loading the coarse timespec as this
could potentially result in time appearing to go backwards.

This patch delays the coarse realtime check until after we have loaded
successfully from the vdso datapage. This does mean that we always load
the wtm timespec, but conditionalising the load and adding an extra
sequence test is unlikely to buy us anything other than messy code,
particularly as the sequence test implies a read barrier.
Signed-off-by: default avatarWill Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarCatalin Marinas <>
parent 251db453
......@@ -124,15 +124,15 @@ ENTRY(__kernel_clock_gettime)
3: seqcnt_acquire
ldp x9, x10, [vdso_data, #VDSO_XTIME_CRS_SEC]
/* Get wtm timespec. */
ldp x14, x15, [vdso_data, #VDSO_WTM_CLK_SEC]
/* Check the sequence counter. */
seqcnt_read w13
seqcnt_check w13, 3b
/* Add on wtm timespec. */
add x9, x9, x14
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