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Subject[PATCH 0/9] kexec: add kexec_file_load() support
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This is the second round of implementing kexec_file_load() support
on arm64.[1]
Most of the code is based on kexec-tools (along with some kernel code
from x86, which also came from kexec-tools).


This patch series enables us to
* load the kernel, Image, with kexec_file_load system call, and
* optionally verify its signature at load time for trusted boot.

To load the kernel via kexec_file_load system call, a small change
is also needed to kexec-tools. See [2]. This enables '-s' option.

As we discussed a long time ago, users may not be allowed to specify
device-tree file of the 2nd kernel explicitly with kexec-tools, therefore
re-using the blob of the first kernel.

Regarding a signing method, we conform with x86 (or rather Microsoft?)
style of signing since the binary can also be seen as in PE format
(assuming that CONFIG_EFI is enabled).

Powerpc is also going to support extended-file-attribute-based
verification[3] with vmlinux, but arm64 doesn't for now partly
because we don't have TPM-based IMA at this moment.

Accordingly, we can use the existing command, sbsign, to sign the kernel.

$ sbsign --key ${KEY} --cert ${CERT} Image

Please note that it is totally up to the system what key/certificate is
used for signing, but one of easy ways to *try* this feature is to turn on
CONFIG_MODULE_SIG so that we can reuse certs/signing_key.pem as a signing
key, KEY and CERT above, for kernel.
(This also enables CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA1 by default.)


Some concerns(or future works):
* Even if the kernel is configured with CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE, the 2nd
kernel won't be placed at a randomized address. We will have to
add some boot code similar to efi-stub to implement the feature.
* While big-endian kernel can support kernel signing, I'm not sure that
Image can be recognized as in PE format because x86 standard only
defines little-endian-based format.
* IMA(and file extended attribute)-based kexec
* vmlinux support

[1] http://git.linaro.org/people/takahiro.akashi/linux-aarch64.git
branch:arm64/kexec_file
[2] http://git.linaro.org/people/takahiro.akashi/kexec-tools.git
branch:arm64/kexec_file
[3] http://lkml.iu.edu//hypermail/linux/kernel/1707.0/03669.html


Changes in v2 (Sep 8, 2017)
* move core-header-related functions from crash_core.c to kexec_file.c
* drop hash-check code from purgatory
* modify purgatory asm to remove arch_kexec_apply_relocations_add()
* drop older kernel support
* drop vmlinux support (at least, for this series)

Patch #1 to #4 are all preparatory patches on generic side.
Patch #5 is purgatory code.
Patch #6 to #8 are common for enabling kexec_file_load.
Patch #9 is for 'Image' support.


AKASHI Takahiro (9):
include: pe.h: remove message[] from mz header definition
resource: add walk_system_ram_res_rev()
kexec_file: factor out crashdump elf header function from x86
asm-generic: add kexec_file_load system call to unistd.h
arm64: kexec_file: create purgatory
arm64: kexec_file: load initrd, device-tree and purgatory segments
arm64: kexec_file: set up for crash dump adding elf core header
arm64: enable KEXEC_FILE config
arm64: kexec_file: add Image format support

arch/arm64/Kconfig | 29 +++
arch/arm64/Makefile | 1 +
arch/arm64/include/asm/kexec.h | 24 ++
arch/arm64/include/asm/kexec_file.h | 69 ++++++
arch/arm64/kernel/Makefile | 4 +-
arch/arm64/kernel/kexec_image.c | 106 +++++++++
arch/arm64/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c | 413 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
arch/arm64/purgatory/Makefile | 24 ++
arch/arm64/purgatory/entry.S | 55 +++++
arch/x86/kernel/crash.c | 324 --------------------------
include/linux/ioport.h | 3 +
include/linux/kexec.h | 19 ++
include/linux/pe.h | 2 +-
include/uapi/asm-generic/unistd.h | 4 +-
kernel/kexec_file.c | 329 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
kernel/resource.c | 59 +++++
16 files changed, 1138 insertions(+), 327 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 arch/arm64/include/asm/kexec_file.h
create mode 100644 arch/arm64/kernel/kexec_image.c
create mode 100644 arch/arm64/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c
create mode 100644 arch/arm64/purgatory/Makefile
create mode 100644 arch/arm64/purgatory/entry.S

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