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SubjectRe: Can't boot as Xen dom0 due to commit fe055896
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On 12/15/2016 12:36 PM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 12:27:49PM -0500, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>> It will probably fix it but I don't think we want this: it's a
>> build-time solution. Most kernels have XEN on even though they are
>> booted bare-metal.
> Lemme tell you want I want: a way to detect I'm running on xen. Does
> CPUID(4) work really early, at load_ucode_bsp() time?
>
> IOW, can I use some of the functionality hypervisor_cpuid_base() uses to
> detect xen and stop loading any further?

I think we need at least

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/amd.c
b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/amd.c
index 6f353bd..383b635 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/amd.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/amd.c
@@ -427,7 +427,7 @@ int __init save_microcode_in_initrd_amd(unsigned int
fam)
{
enum ucode_state ret;
int retval = 0;
- u16 eq_id;
+ u16 eq_id = 0;

if (!cont.data) {
if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_X86_32) && (cont.size != -1)) {


This fixes my PV boot problem. I am still failing to boot HVM, will need
to look at this some more.

-boris


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