kexec fails to boot kernels where CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE=y is set
chaowang at redhat.com
Tue Aug 19 02:07:24 PDT 2014
On 08/18/14 at 10:57am, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> I think kexec is broken with CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE=y. Chao had raised
> this issue some time back when this option was introduced. I don't
> remember the details though that why it is broken.
The following fix the problem for kdump case:
Author: WANG Chao <chaowang at redhat.com>
Date: Fri Mar 28 15:05:00 2014 +0800
x86, kaslr: add alternative way to locate kernel text mapping area
For kexec case, it hangs in purgatory:
[ 556.859384] kexec: Starting new kernel
I'm in purgatory
> CCing Kees Cook.
> Kees, is there a quick fix to the issue. Sooner or later people will
> start enabling CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE=y and broken kexec will be a
> big issue.
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 11:02:58PM +0200, Thomas D. wrote:
> > Hi,
> > looks like kexec doesn't support kernels where
> > CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE=y
> > is set.
> > I already created a bug for Debian in June for this problem .
> > I am able to confirm the same problem with kexec 2.0.7 on Gentoo and
> > when building from source (943ba35f8143408d8ada9a24d0986663cc612df9).
> > Is this a known problem/limitation?
> > Is there anything I can help you with to get this fixed?
> > Thanks.
> > See also:
> > =========
> >  https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=754288
> > -Thomas
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