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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: efi: avoid BUILD_BUG_ON() for non-constant p4d_index
On Wed, Feb 03, 2021 at 09:29:18PM +0100, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> I think we have agreement on the approach but it is unclear who is
> going to write the patch.

How's that below?

And frankly, I'd even vote for removing those assertions altogether. If
somehow the EFI pgd lands somewhere else, the kernel will crash'n'burn
spectacularly and quickly so it's not like we won't catch it...

---
diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_64_types.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_64_types.h
index 91ac10654570..b6be19c09841 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_64_types.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_64_types.h
@@ -156,8 +156,8 @@ extern unsigned int ptrs_per_p4d;
#define CPU_ENTRY_AREA_PGD _AC(-4, UL)
#define CPU_ENTRY_AREA_BASE (CPU_ENTRY_AREA_PGD << P4D_SHIFT)

-#define EFI_VA_START ( -4 * (_AC(1, UL) << 30))
-#define EFI_VA_END (-68 * (_AC(1, UL) << 30))
+#define EFI_VA_START ( -4UL * (_AC(1, UL) << 30))
+#define EFI_VA_END (-68UL * (_AC(1, UL) << 30))

#define EARLY_DYNAMIC_PAGE_TABLES 64

diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c
index e1e8d4e3a213..56fdc0bbb554 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c
@@ -123,9 +123,7 @@ void efi_sync_low_kernel_mappings(void)
* only span a single PGD entry and that the entry also maps
* other important kernel regions.
*/
- MAYBE_BUILD_BUG_ON(pgd_index(EFI_VA_END) != pgd_index(MODULES_END));
- MAYBE_BUILD_BUG_ON((EFI_VA_START & PGDIR_MASK) !=
- (EFI_VA_END & PGDIR_MASK));
+ MAYBE_BUILD_BUG_ON((EFI_VA_START & PGDIR_MASK) != PGDIR_MASK);

pgd_efi = efi_pgd + pgd_index(PAGE_OFFSET);
pgd_k = pgd_offset_k(PAGE_OFFSET);
@@ -137,8 +135,7 @@ void efi_sync_low_kernel_mappings(void)
* As with PGDs, we share all P4D entries apart from the one entry
* that covers the EFI runtime mapping space.
*/
- BUILD_BUG_ON(p4d_index(EFI_VA_END) != p4d_index(MODULES_END));
- BUILD_BUG_ON((EFI_VA_START & P4D_MASK) != (EFI_VA_END & P4D_MASK));
+ BUILD_BUG_ON((EFI_VA_START & P4D_MASK) != P4D_MASK);

pgd_efi = efi_pgd + pgd_index(EFI_VA_END);
pgd_k = pgd_offset_k(EFI_VA_END);

--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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