[PATCH 2/3] ACPI: add BAD_MADT_GICC_ENTRY() macro
al.stone at linaro.org
Fri Jun 12 10:20:42 PDT 2015
On 06/12/2015 08:52 AM, Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 08:45:10PM +0100, al.stone at linaro.org wrote:
>> From: Al Stone <al.stone at linaro.org>
>> The BAD_MADT_ENTRY() macro is designed to work for all of the subtables
>> of the MADT. In the ACPI 5.1 version of the spec, the struct for the
>> GICC subtable (struct acpi_madt_generic_interrupt) is 76 bytes long; in
>> ACPI 6.0, the struct is 80 bytes long. But, there is only one definition
>> in ACPICA for this struct -- and that is the 6.0 version. Hence, when
>> BAD_MADT_ENTRY() compares the struct size to the length in the GICC
>> subtable, it fails if 5.1 structs are in use, and there are systems in
>> the wild that have them.
>> This patch adds the BAD_MADT_GICC_ENTRY() that checks the GICC subtable
>> only, accounting for the difference in specification versions that are
>> possible. The BAD_MADT_ENTRY() will continue to work as is for all other
>> MADT subtables.
> Unfortunately that's nothing new, it seems. ia64 put in place a quite
> nifty solution to that (I *guess* owing to ACPI 3.0 updates to Local
> sapic specs), have a look at:
> arch/ia64/kernel/acpi.c acpi_parse_lsacpi()
> /*Skip BAD_MADT_ENTRY check, as lsapic size could vary */
> We remove the check, job done ;-)
Heh. Yes, that's one way to do it :).
>> Signed-off-by: Al Stone <al.stone at linaro.org>
>> Reviewed-by: Hanjun Guo <hanjun.guo at linaro.org>
>> Reviewed-by: Graeme Gregory <graeme.gregory at linaro.org>
>> CC: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw at rjwysocki.net>
>> CC: Len Brown <lenb at kernel.org>
>> include/linux/acpi.h | 7 +++++++
>> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
>> diff --git a/include/linux/acpi.h b/include/linux/acpi.h
>> index 33ed313..8a83f91 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/acpi.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/acpi.h
>> @@ -127,6 +127,13 @@ static inline void acpi_initrd_override(void *data, size_t size)
>> (!entry) || (unsigned long)entry + sizeof(*entry) > end || \
>> ((struct acpi_subtable_header *)entry)->length < sizeof(*entry))
>> +#define BAD_MADT_GICC_ENTRY(entry, end) ( \
>> + (!entry) || (unsigned long)entry + sizeof(*entry) > end || \
>> + ((ACPI_FADT_SPEC_VERSION == ACPI_SPEC_VERSION(5,1)) && \
>> + (entry->header.length != 76)) || \
>> + ((ACPI_FADT_SPEC_VERSION == ACPI_SPEC_VERSION(6,0)) && \
>> + (entry->header.length != 80)))
> I would make those length magic numbers ACPICA defines at least.
Yup, you're right. I'll fix that.
> It is not a GICC only issue, that's true for all MADT subtables that change
> size with versions so, maybe we can replace the sizeof(*entry) in
> BAD_MADT_ENTRY with a macro compound statement returning the subtable
> length (where you can add a switch case on entry->type and return
> sizeof(*entry) in the default case) ?
> Overkill ? Certainly ugly, but at least you do not need to patch anything
There is precedent for this; there's a function to print MADT subtable
entries with exactly this structure. And yeah, it's a bit ugly, but it
does the job.
> I am inclined to relegate these checks to ACPICA tools (statically)
Interestingly enough, the acpi_table_print_madt_entry() function I was
referring to is in the drivers/acpi code, not ACPICA. I wonder what the
history is on that and why it ended up there...
> It is better to check Len and Rafael opinion on this first before coding it.
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