powerpc: Don't corrupt user registers on 32-bit
Commit de79f7b9f6 ("powerpc: Put FP/VSX and VR state into structures")
modified load_up_fpu() and load_up_altivec() in such a way that they
now use r7 and r8. Unfortunately, the callers of these functions on
32-bit machines then return to userspace via fast_exception_return,
which doesn't restore all of the volatile GPRs, but only r1, r3 -- r6
and r9 -- r12. This was causing userspace segfaults and other
userspace misbehaviour on 32-bit machines.
This fixes the problem by changing the register usage of load_up_fpu()
and load_up_altivec() to avoid using r7 and r8 and instead use r6 and
r10. This also adds comments to those functions saying which registers
may be used.
Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tested-by: Scott Wood <email@example.com> (on e500mc, so no altivec)
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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