[PATCH] x86/boot: Use efi_setup_data for searching RSDP on kexec-ed kernels

Dave Young dyoung at redhat.com
Tue Apr 16 18:38:38 PDT 2019


On 04/16/19 at 03:22pm, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 07:41:33PM +0800, Dave Young wrote:
> > On 04/16/19 at 11:52am, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > > I'll queue the below in the next days if there are no more complaints:
> > 
> > As for the kexec breakage, even with the V3 patch, kexec still hangs on
> > a Lenovo T420 laptop.  Kairui also reproduced the problem. So can we
> > wait a few days see if we can make some progress to find the cause?
> 
> How is applying this patch going to change anything?
> 
> I was told that the breakage is there even without it...

Without this patch, the bug happens in the efi_get_rsdp.. function, this
patch tries to fix that by adding kexec_get.. but the new introduced
kexec_* function does not work on some laptops, so it is not a 100% good
fix, I hoped we can get it working for all known issues.  But if we can
not do it eg. within one week we can go with this version and leave the
laptop issue as a known issue.

But if you want to apply it now, I think it is fine as well, probably
the laptop issue is lenovo firmware specific, we can add rsdp in cmdline
or boot params via kexec-tools so it should be good by using new kexec-tools.

Thanks
Dave



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