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Subject[PATCH 06/28] efi: mark all EFI runtime services as unsupported on non-EFI boot
Recent changes to the way we deal with EFI runtime services that
are marked as unsupported by the firmware resulted in a regression
for non-EFI boot. The problem is that all EFI runtime services are
marked as available by default, and any non-NULL checks on the EFI
service function pointers (which will be non-NULL even for runtime
services that are unsupported on an EFI boot) were replaced with
checks against the mask stored in efi.runtime_supported_mask.

When doing a non-EFI boot, this check against the mask will return
a false positive, given the fact that all runtime services are
marked as enabled by default. Since we dropped the non-NULL check
of the runtime service function pointer in favor of the mask check,
we will now unconditionally dereference the function pointer, even
if it is NULL, and go boom.

So let's ensure that the mask reflects reality on a non-EFI boot,
which is that all EFI runtime services are unsupported.

Reported-by: David Hildenbrand <>
Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <>
drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c b/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
index 91f546dc13d4..1d5e9a030cb1 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
+++ b/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
@@ -354,12 +354,12 @@ static int __init efisubsys_init(void)
int error;

- if (!efi_enabled(EFI_BOOT))
- return 0;
if (!efi_enabled(EFI_RUNTIME_SERVICES))
efi.runtime_supported_mask = 0;

+ if (!efi_enabled(EFI_BOOT))
+ return 0;
if (efi.runtime_supported_mask) {
* Since we process only one efi_runtime_service() at a time, an
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