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From: "tip-bot2 for Dave Young" <tip-bot2@linutronix.de>
To: linux-tip-commits@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Dave Young <dyoung@redhat.com>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>,
	Matthew Garrett <mjg59@google.com>,
	Ben Dooks <ben.dooks@codethink.co.uk>,
	Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>,
	Jerry Snitselaar <jsnitsel@redhat.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Lukas Wunner <lukas@wunner.de>, Lyude Paul <lyude@redhat.com>,
	Octavian Purdila <octavian.purdila@intel.com>,
	Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Scott Talbert <swt@techie.net>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-efi@vger.kernel.org, linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [tip: efi/urgent] efi/x86: Do not clean dummy variable in kexec path
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:49:09 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <157045974933.9978.15804393838159237805.tip-bot2@tip-bot2> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191002165904.8819-8-ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>

The following commit has been merged into the efi/urgent branch of tip:

Commit-ID:     2ecb7402cfc7f22764e7bbc80790e66eadb20560
Gitweb:        https://git.kernel.org/tip/2ecb7402cfc7f22764e7bbc80790e66eadb20560
Author:        Dave Young <dyoung@redhat.com>
AuthorDate:    Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:59:04 +02:00
Committer:     Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
CommitterDate: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:24:36 +02:00

efi/x86: Do not clean dummy variable in kexec path

kexec reboot fails randomly in UEFI based KVM guest.  The firmware
just resets while calling efi_delete_dummy_variable();  Unfortunately
I don't know how to debug the firmware, it is also possible a potential
problem on real hardware as well although nobody reproduced it.

The intention of the efi_delete_dummy_variable is to trigger garbage collection
when entering virtual mode.  But SetVirtualAddressMap can only run once
for each physical reboot, thus kexec_enter_virtual_mode() is not necessarily
a good place to clean a dummy object.

Drop the efi_delete_dummy_variable so that kexec reboot can work.

Signed-off-by: Dave Young <dyoung@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
Acked-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@google.com>
Cc: Ben Dooks <ben.dooks@codethink.co.uk>
Cc: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Jerry Snitselaar <jsnitsel@redhat.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Lukas Wunner <lukas@wunner.de>
Cc: Lyude Paul <lyude@redhat.com>
Cc: Octavian Purdila <octavian.purdila@intel.com>
Cc: Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Scott Talbert <swt@techie.net>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: linux-efi@vger.kernel.org
Cc: linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20191002165904.8819-8-ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
---
 arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c | 3 ---
 1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
index c202e1b..425e025 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
@@ -917,9 +917,6 @@ static void __init kexec_enter_virtual_mode(void)
 
 	if (efi_enabled(EFI_OLD_MEMMAP) && (__supported_pte_mask & _PAGE_NX))
 		runtime_code_page_mkexec();
-
-	/* clean DUMMY object */
-	efi_delete_dummy_variable();
 #endif
 }
 

      reply	other threads:[~2019-10-07 14:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-02 16:58 [GIT PULL 0/7] EFI fixes for v5.4 Ard Biesheuvel
2019-10-02 16:58 ` [PATCH 1/7] efi: cper: Fix endianness of PCIe class code Ard Biesheuvel
2019-10-07 14:49   ` [tip: efi/urgent] efi/cper: " tip-bot2 for Lukas Wunner
2019-10-02 16:58 ` [PATCH 2/7] efivar/ssdt: don't iterate over EFI vars if no SSDT override was specified Ard Biesheuvel
2019-10-07 14:49   ` [tip: efi/urgent] efivar/ssdt: Don't " tip-bot2 for Ard Biesheuvel
2019-10-02 16:59 ` [PATCH 3/7] efi/tpm: Don't access event->count when it isn't mapped Ard Biesheuvel
2019-10-07 14:49   ` [tip: efi/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Peter Jones
2019-10-02 16:59 ` [PATCH 4/7] efi/tpm: don't traverse an event log with no events Ard Biesheuvel
2019-10-07 14:49   ` [tip: efi/urgent] efi/tpm: Don't " tip-bot2 for Peter Jones
2019-10-02 16:59 ` [PATCH 5/7] efi/tpm: only set efi_tpm_final_log_size after successful event log parsing Ard Biesheuvel
2019-10-07 14:49   ` [tip: efi/urgent] efi/tpm: Only set 'efi_tpm_final_log_size' " tip-bot2 for Jerry Snitselaar
2019-10-02 16:59 ` [PATCH 6/7] efi: make unexported efi_rci2_sysfs_init static Ard Biesheuvel
2019-10-07 14:49   ` [tip: efi/urgent] efi: Make unexported efi_rci2_sysfs_init() static tip-bot2 for Ben Dooks
2019-10-02 16:59 ` [PATCH 7/7] efi/x86: do not clean dummy variable in kexec path Ard Biesheuvel
2019-10-07 14:49   ` tip-bot2 for Dave Young [this message]

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