[PATCH v2] x86/boot: Use EFI setup data if provided
bp at alien8.de
Mon Mar 25 05:01:49 PDT 2019
On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:36:33AM +0000, Junichi Nomura wrote:
> AFAIU, early parsing is new code in v5.1-rc1 to support kexec on systems
> with hotpluggable memory with KASLR enabled. For systems that requires the
> new feature, it may be ok to say "you need to use another kexec interface"
> and/or "you need new kexec-tools".
No, this exactly should *not* happen. kexec is already full of duct tape
- don't need any more of that.
So I suggested that efi_get_rsdp_addr() should exit early on in the
kexeced kernel but making this all play nice with the kexec-ed kernel,
as Dave suggests, is better.
Now, my next question is: why does the RDSP address need to come from
kexec(1) (by way of efi_setup_data) and why can't the kexec'ed kernel
figure it out itself by parsing the EFI tables in a similar way to
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