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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 10/10] x86, efi: EFI boot stub support
Hey Matt,

On 11/24/2011 03:43 PM, Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
> Hey Matt,
>
> On 11/23/2011 08:27 PM, Matt Fleming wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 2011-11-23 at 01:44 +0100, Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
>>> When I tested this with v3.2-rc2 it didn't boot, it hung before it
>>> initialized the kernel.
>>> Without initrd it works fine, though.
>> Bah, so this change actually makes booting worse? You said before that
>> you almost made it to userspace but this seems to hang much earlier now.
>> Is that correct?
>>
>> ... back to the drawing board.
> I was looking at why grub2 could boot, seems to be it reads in chunks of
> 256 kilobytes. I seem to be able to get it to boot with chunks of 4 mb
> as well, but didn't test beyond that.
>
> So the fix is to simply read the file in parts, otherwise efi hangs..
> As a nice side effect, short reads are also handled, but the efi
> firmware seems to choke over huge reads and dies.
So after I was encouraged by mjg59 to find out the limit,
I put this patch to test maximum file size with together..

Turns out that it pukes on 4 mb, my printf was fucked,
in the patch below I corrected it, so I don't know for sure
if that included 4 mb being bad or not. I suppose writing
a test for read(fd, addr, 5 * 1024 * 1024) was too hard for
efi to pass. ;)

Just make a file with dd if=/dev/urandom of=initrd.img bs=1M count=99
to find out when/if YOUR efi implementation will die! :D

diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c
index 8627a56..415b875 100644
--- a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c
+++ b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c
@@ -30,6 +30,19 @@
#define PIXEL_BLT_ONLY 3
#define PIXEL_FORMAT_MAX 4

+typedef struct _EFI_SIMPLE_TEXT_OUTPUT_PROTOCOL {
+ void* Reset;
+ void *OutputString;
+ void *TestString;
+ void *QueryMode;
+ void *SetMode;
+ void *SetAttribute;
+ void *ClearScreen;
+ void *SetCursorPosition;
+ void *EnableCursor;
+ void *Mode;
+} __attribute__((packed)) EFI_SIMPLE_TEXT_OUTPUT_PROTOCOL;
+
typedef struct {
u32 red_mask;
u32 green_mask;
@@ -692,17 +705,27 @@ grow:

addr = initrd_addr;
for (j = 0; j < nr_initrds; j++) {
- u64 size;
-
- size = initrds[j].size;
- status = efi_call_phys3(fh->read, initrds[j].handle,
- &size, addr);
- if (status != EFI_SUCCESS)
- goto free_initrd_total;
-
+ u64 size, chunksize;
+ uint16_t str[] = { 'S', 'i', 'z', 'e', ':', ' ', ' ',' ', ' ', '\r', '\n', 0 };
+ EFI_SIMPLE_TEXT_OUTPUT_PROTOCOL *output = (void*)sys_table->stderr;
+
+ for (chunksize = 1024 * 1024; chunksize < initrds[j].size; chunksize += 1024 * 1024) {
+ str[5] = ((chunksize / 1024 / 1024) / 10) + '0';
+ str[6] = ((chunksize / 1024 / 1024) % 10) + '0';
+ efi_call_phys2(output->OutputString, sys_table->stderr_handle, str);
+ size = initrds[j].size;
+ efi_call_phys2(fh->set_position, initrds[j].handle, 0);
+ while (size) {
+ u64 toread = size > chunksize ? chunksize : size;
+ status = efi_call_phys3(fh->read, initrds[j].handle,
+ &toread, addr);
+ if (status != EFI_SUCCESS)
+ goto free_initrd_total;
+ size -= toread;
+ addr += toread;
+ }
+ }
efi_call_phys1(fh->close, initrds[j].handle);
-
- addr += size;
}

}



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