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Subject[tip:x86/urgent] x86/boot/compressed/64: Print error if 5-level paging is not supported
Commit-ID:  6d7e0ba2d2be9e50cccba213baf07e0e183c1b24
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/6d7e0ba2d2be9e50cccba213baf07e0e183c1b24
Author: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
AuthorDate: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 15:40:56 +0300
Committer: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
CommitDate: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 10:36:26 +0100

x86/boot/compressed/64: Print error if 5-level paging is not supported

If the machine does not support the paging mode for which the kernel was
compiled, the boot process cannot continue.

It's not possible to let the kernel detect the mismatch as it does not even
reach the point where cpu features can be evaluted due to a triple fault in
the KASLR setup.

Instead of instantaneous silent reboot, emit an error message which gives
the user the information why the boot fails.

Fixes: 77ef56e4f0fb ("x86: Enable 5-level paging support via CONFIG_X86_5LEVEL=y")
Reported-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Tested-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org
Cc: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20171204124059.63515-3-kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com

---
arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c | 16 ++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c
index b50c424..98761a1 100644
--- a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c
+++ b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c
@@ -169,6 +169,16 @@ void __puthex(unsigned long value)
}
}

+static bool l5_supported(void)
+{
+ /* Check if leaf 7 is supported. */
+ if (native_cpuid_eax(0) < 7)
+ return 0;
+
+ /* Check if la57 is supported. */
+ return native_cpuid_ecx(7) & (1 << (X86_FEATURE_LA57 & 31));
+}
+
#if CONFIG_X86_NEED_RELOCS
static void handle_relocations(void *output, unsigned long output_len,
unsigned long virt_addr)
@@ -362,6 +372,12 @@ asmlinkage __visible void *extract_kernel(void *rmode, memptr heap,
console_init();
debug_putstr("early console in extract_kernel\n");

+ if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_X86_5LEVEL) && !l5_supported()) {
+ error("This linux kernel as configured requires 5-level paging\n"
+ "This CPU does not support the required 'cr4.la57' feature\n"
+ "Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU\n");
+ }
+
free_mem_ptr = heap; /* Heap */
free_mem_end_ptr = heap + BOOT_HEAP_SIZE;

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