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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/13] x86: Secure Launch kernel early boot stub
On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 10:03:47AM -0400, Ross Philipson wrote:
> On 9/25/20 3:18 PM, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> > You will also need to avoid initializing data with symbol addresses.
> >
> > .long mle_header
> > .long sl_stub_entry
> > .long sl_gdt
> >
...
> >
> > The other two are more messy, unfortunately there is no easy way to tell
> > the linker what we want here. The other entry point addresses (for the
> > EFI stub) are populated in a post-processing step after the compressed
> > kernel has been linked, we could teach it to also update kernel_info.
> >
> > Without that, for kernel_info, you could change it to store the offset
> > of the MLE header from kernel_info, instead of from the start of the
> > image.

Actually, kernel_info is currently placed inside .rodata, which is quite
a ways into the compressed kernel, so an offset from kernel_info would
end up having to be negative, which would be ugly. I'll see if I can
come up with some way to avoid this.

> >
> > For the MLE header, it could be moved to .head.text in head_64.S, and
> > initialized with
> > .long rva(sl_stub)
> > This will also let it be placed at a fixed offset from startup_32, so
> > that kernel_info can just be populated with a constant.
>
> Thank you for the detailed reply. I am going to start digging into this now.
>
> Ross
>
> >
>

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