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    SubjectRe: [BUG] dmi_scan_machine uses uninitialized address on x86 / EFI
    Thomas Jourdan wrote:
    > On x86/EFI platforms, if efi_enabled is true, the dmi_scan_machine function
    > fails, even if valid DMI table is present. In the setup_arch function,
    > efi_init is called after dmi_scan_machine. But this is efi_init which will
    > initialize the smbios address, needed by dmi_scan_machine.
    > This leads to dmi_scan_machine ioremapping physical address 0, instead of
    > the address provided by the EFI system table. The following patch fixes the
    > problem.

    Hi Thomas,

    What is the concrete manifestation of the bug (i.e. how critical is it?)
    We are late in the 2.6.29-rc cycle, and this patch seems to have some
    risk associated with it.

    Huang, Peter, Yinghai: any opinions?


    H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
    I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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