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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] x86, efi: Add an efi= kernel command line parameter
On Thu, Jun 06, 2013 at 11:02:18PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 06, 2013 at 09:50:57PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > What do you mean by "call them"? I don't think we ever want to call by
> > physical address, other than maybe in the kexec case. The only reason
> > we really care about the physical addresses being mapped 1:1 is that
> > some pointers may not have been updated.
>
> I want to be able to call the runtime services in the kexec kernel.
> Which means, the kexec kernel would simply map the runtime code/data
> regions 1:1 and then use the physical addresses to call the runtime
> services.
>
> Question is: would that work even if SetVirtualAddressMap has already
> run in the original kernel and with virtual addresses?

No. You'll need to have an option for that case.

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Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org


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