[PATCH v2] x86/boot: Use EFI setup data if provided

Borislav Petkov bp at alien8.de
Mon Mar 25 05:32:29 PDT 2019

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:23:02PM +0800, Dave Young wrote:
> efi_enter_virtual_mode() can only run once because of efi firmware/spec
> limitation,  and after entered virtual mode, efi firmware just updated

I should remember that - I did it at the time.

> Kexec saved the original physical addresses, and pass them to kexeced
> kernel via x86 setup_data, so  both the early parsing or efi init code
> need to get those physical values from setup_data.

So efi_get_rsdp_addr() needs to be refactored in such a way so that at
least the loop towards the end gets carved out into a separate function
- __efi_get_rsdp_addr() or so - which gets config_tables, nr_tables and
size as arguments and finds the RSDP address in the kexec-ed kernel.

So we'd need something like that:

acpi_physical_address get_rsdp_addr(void)
        acpi_physical_address pa;

        pa = get_acpi_rsdp();

        if (!pa)
                pa = boot_params->acpi_rsdp_addr;

        if (!pa)
                pa = efi_get_rsdp_addr();

	if (!pa)
		pa = kexec_get_rdsp_addr();		<--- new function

        if (!pa)
                pa = bios_get_rsdp_addr();

        return pa;

which would get config_tables from setup_data and call
__efi_get_rsdp_addr() to dig it out in the kexec'ed kernel.

Junichi, ask if it is still unclear what needs to be done.



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