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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.21 1/3] x86_64: EFI64 support
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Sorry for the late replay I missed this patch series going by the first time.
> +static efi_status_t
> +phys_efi_set_virtual_address_map(unsigned long memory_map_size,
> + unsigned long descriptor_size,
> + u32 descriptor_version,
> + efi_memory_desc_t *virtual_map)
> +{
> + efi_status_t status;
> +
> + efi_call_phys_prelog();
> + status = efi_call_phys(efi_phys.set_virtual_address_map,
> + EFI_ARG_NUM_SET_VIRTUAL_ADDRESS_MAP,
> + (unsigned long)memory_map_size,
> + (unsigned long)descriptor_size,
> + (unsigned long)descriptor_version,
> + (unsigned long)virtual_map);
> + efi_call_phys_epilog();
> + return status;
> +}

Please, Please kill this.

As far as I can tell virtual mode is incompatible with kexec.
It is unnecessary because none of the EFI calls are fast path.

Further I believe that using virtual addresses is likely to
make things more brittle.

So please drop the EFI virtual mode nonsense.

Thank you,
Eric
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