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

Borislav Petkov bp at alien8.de
Fri Mar 29 01:39:20 PDT 2019


On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 03:05:52AM +0000, Junichi Nomura wrote:
> > You don't need that variable and can return "table" or 0 after the endif
> > below.
> 
> I could do that but it will slightly change the current logic.
> 
> Existing code does this:
> 
>                 if (!(efi_guidcmp(guid, ACPI_TABLE_GUID)))
>                         rsdp_addr = table;
>                 else if (!(efi_guidcmp(guid, ACPI_20_TABLE_GUID)))
>                         return table;
> 
> I thought it was to return the table for ACPI_20_TABLE_GUID
> if both tables exist.  If we remove rsdp_addr, the code will be:
> 
>                 if (!(efi_guidcmp(guid, ACPI_TABLE_GUID)))
>                         return table;
>                 else if (!(efi_guidcmp(guid, ACPI_20_TABLE_GUID)))
>                         return table;
> 
> So if there are 2 tables, we return the one that comes first.
> Is it ok?

That's a good question.

Chao, what was the intention there, ACPI_20_TABLE_GUID is the preferred
table to return? If so, why?

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Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

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