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

Timur Tabi timur at codeaurora.org
Wed Oct 28 14:02:23 PDT 2015

On 10/28/2015 12:26 PM, Mark Rutland wrote:
>> >This does make the kernel boot, but we suspect that there may be
>> >another problem.  We need to investigate it, but we have a suspicion
>> >that the EFI stub is trying to allocate from the Runtime Data block,
>> >and the alignment adjustment "fixes" the problem by moving the
>> >pointer to Conventional Memory.
> I don't follow. EFI_BOOT_SERVICES.AllocatePages() should only give us
> pages which are available, so it shouldn't ever return pages which are
> runtime data -- it would fail and we'd fall back to efi_low_alloc().
> Could you elaborate?

So we're still debugging this internally, but it turns out that 
dram_base is equal to 0x4000820000, which also happens to be the start 
of a Runtime Data block:

   0x004000820000-0x00400085ffff [Runtime Data       |RUN|XP|  |  | 

I think this is not supposed to happen.

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