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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] x86, efi: Calling __pa() with an ioremap'd address is invalid
On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 12:45:31PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 11/07/2011 12:37 PM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 12:36:13PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >
> >> Yes, I think it makes a lot of sense. If we need to introduce new
> >> meta-types to deal with the fact that there are EFI types that don't map
> >> to E820, then so be it... and this is *exactly* why we want the EFI
> >> setup stub to be part of the kernel image and not off in a separate
> >> bootloader, requiring a stable interface...
> >
> > I don't disagree, it's just going to be an absolute pain to manage that
> > in a secure boot world.
>
> Could you clarify, please?

If the kernel is able to call boot services then the kernel needs to be
signed. If it's all handled by the bootloader then the bootloader can be
signed and the kernel doesn't have to be. Depends which one people
update more, I guess.

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Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org

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