[PATCH] arm64: efi: make sure vmlinux load address aligned on 2MBytes

Mark Rutland mark.rutland at arm.com
Wed Oct 28 04:28:39 PDT 2015

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 09:13:22PM -0500, Timur Tabi wrote:
> Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> >No. I screwed up the patch since the trailing ) should not be there,
> >but we do need to round first, and only then add the offset.
> But if the offset is not a multiple of 2MB, won't the address passed
> to allocate_pages be unaligned?  I'll test your patch on our system,
> but I thought the problem was that the allocated address must be
> aligned.

The kernel needs to be loaded at an address which is text_offset bytes
past a 2M-aligned base. It is not loaded at the 2M-aligned base itself.

Ard's patch correctly findd a 2M-aligned base, then adds the text


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