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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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