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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 2/2] x86/boot/compressed/64: Fix moving page table out of trampoline memory
On Wed, 16 May 2018, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:

> cleanup_trampoline() relocates the top-level page table out of
> trampoline memory. We use 'top_pgtable' as our new top-level page table.
> But if the 'top_pgtable' would be referenced from C in a usual way,
> the address of the table will be calculated relative to RIP.
> After kernel gets relocated, the address will be in the middle of
> decompression buffer and the page table may get overwritten.
> This leads to a crash.
> We calculate the address of other page tables relative to the relocation
> address. It makes them safe. We should do the same for 'top_pgtable'.
> Calculate the address of 'top_pgtable' in assembly and pass down to
> cleanup_trampoline().
> Move the page table to .pgtable section where the rest of page tables
> are. The section is @nobits so we save 4k in kernel image.
> Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <>
> Fixes: e9d0e6330eb8 ("x86/boot/compressed/64: Prepare new top-level page table for trampoline")

Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

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