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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/11] EFI runtime services virtual mapping
On 09/20/13 at 11:05am, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 03:29:04PM +0800, Dave Young wrote:
> > Just tested this series, for 1st kernel It boots ok in qemu+ovmf. But
> > it immediately reboot on my Thinkpad T420. Unfortunately there's no
> > way to debug this very early problem because there's no serial port
> > also earlyprintk does not work for efi boot. No usb debug as well on
> > this machine. I will test it when I go back to work after the china
> > holiday.
>
> Hmm, I'm booting with the efi boot stub, how do you do it?

Just a Fedora 19 grub boot.

>
> > OTOH, for 2nd kernel testing because kexec tools does not fill
> > efi_info[] in bootparam so kernel will disable efi, also it pass
> > acpi_rsdp pointer automaticlly to make 2nd kernel boot ok.
>
> Right, the way this could be done is to pass in efi_info.efi_memmap,
> i.e. the physical map and then iterate over it and compute the virtual
> addresses *without* calling phys_efi_set_virtual_address_map() - they
> are stable now.
>
> > I tested with a user space patch which copy efi_info from 1st kernel
> > to bootparams, as I said previously this is not enough because several
> > fields in systab, fw_vendor, runtime and tables are converted to
> > virtual address but in kernel efi init function they are assumed
> > physical addresses. Thus we need save these physical address. I have a
> > patch to save them and pass them to 2nd kernel in bootparams.
>
> Yep.
>
> > Since the mapping are same, I wonder if we can calculate the physical
> > address from virtual address. Idea?
>
> Just look at the loop where we're iterating over regions in
> efi_enter_virtual_mode(): we basically can do the same __map_region
> calls without calling phys_efi_set_virtual_address_map.

Sorry, I do not understand the "do the same __map_region"

See below code:
/*
* Show what we know for posterity
*/
c16 = tmp = early_ioremap(efi.systab->fw_vendor, 2);

efi.systab->fw_vendor is a virtual addr after entering virtual mode,
so can not ioremap it in 2nd kernel.

efi_init is before enter_virtual_mode, do you means move mem mapping code
earlier so we can directly use the fw_vendor as a virtual address?

>
> > Another concern is that is it safe for i386 efi boot?
>
> That's why I didn't put a git tree on k.org - I wanted to run tests
> myself before Fengguang's robot :)
>
> But no, 32-bit is not addressed here. Which just dawned on me: Matt, I
> probably should keep the ioremapping code for 32-bit, doh. I completely
> went 64-bit only here :-)
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Regards/Gruss,
> Boris.
>
> Sent from a fat crate under my desk. Formatting is fine.
> --


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