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SubjectRe: [tip:x86/boot] x86/boot: Early parse RSDP and save it in boot_params
On Mon, 11 Feb 2019 at 11:24, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 10:17:36AM +0000, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> > That still does not explain how 'table' can assume a value > 4 GB
> > after assigning the contents of a u32 to it.
>
> See efi_get_rsdp_addr() in tip/master and especially that systable address
> computation:
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
> systab = (efi_system_table_t *)(ei->efi_systab | ((__u64)ei->efi_systab_hi<<32));
> #else
> if (ei->efi_systab_hi || ei->efi_memmap_hi) {
> debug_putstr("Error getting RSDP address: EFI system table located above 4GB.\n");
> return 0;
> }
> systab = (efi_system_table_t *)ei->efi_systab;
> #endif
>
> ...
>
> config_tables = (void *)(systab->tables + size * i);
>
> It is hard to debug that early but I managed to singlestep it last night
> to this deref:
>
> } else {
> efi_config_table_32_t *tmp_table;
>
> tmp_table = config_tables;
> guid = tmp_table->guid;
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> table = tmp_table->table;
>
> which in asm is:
>
> # arch/x86/boot/compressed/acpi.c:114: guid = tmp_table->guid;
> #NO_APP
> movq (%rdi), %rax # MEM[(struct efi_config_table_32_t *)config_tables_37].guid, guid
> movq 8(%rdi), %rsi # MEM[(struct efi_config_table_32_t *)config_tables_37].guid, guid
> # arch/x86/boot/compressed/acpi.c:115: table = tmp_table->table;
> movl 16(%rdi), %r10d # MEM[(struct efi_config_table_32_t *)config_tables_37].table, table
>
> and %rdi has 0x630646870 so either we got the wrong address or qemu
> mapped it above 4G...
>
> It is only an observation for now though...
>

I think the problem is that efi_system_table_t is native, so if you
want to access a 32-bit EFI system table from a 64-bit build, you will
need to use efi_system_table_32_t explicitly.

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