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From: Ard Biesheuvel <>
To:, Ingo Molnar <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <>,, Peter Jones <>,
	Takashi Iwai <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/5] efifb: omit memory map check on legacy boot
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 20:34:26 +0100
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Since 38ac0287b7f4 ("fbdev/efifb: Honour UEFI memory map attributes
when mapping the FB"), efifb_probe() checks its memory range via
efi_mem_desc_lookup(), and this leads to a spurious error message
"EFI_MEMMAP is not enabled" at every boot on KVM.  This is quite
annoying since the error message appears even if you set "quiet" boot

Since this happens on legacy boot, which strangely enough exposes
a EFI framebuffer via screen_info, let's double check that we are
doing an EFI boot before attempting to access the EFI memory map.

Cc: Peter Jones <>
Tested-by: Takashi Iwai <>
Reported-by: Takashi Iwai <>
Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <>
 drivers/video/fbdev/efifb.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/video/fbdev/efifb.c b/drivers/video/fbdev/efifb.c
index ba906876cc45..9e529cc2b4ff 100644
--- a/drivers/video/fbdev/efifb.c
+++ b/drivers/video/fbdev/efifb.c
@@ -464,7 +464,8 @@ static int efifb_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
 	info->apertures->ranges[0].base = efifb_fix.smem_start;
 	info->apertures->ranges[0].size = size_remap;
-	if (!efi_mem_desc_lookup(efifb_fix.smem_start, &md)) {
+	if (efi_enabled(EFI_BOOT) &&
+	    !efi_mem_desc_lookup(efifb_fix.smem_start, &md)) {
 		if ((efifb_fix.smem_start + efifb_fix.smem_len) >
 		    (md.phys_addr + (md.num_pages << EFI_PAGE_SHIFT))) {
 			pr_err("efifb: video memory @ 0x%lx spans multiple EFI memory regions\n",

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-28 19:34 [GIT PULL 0/5] EFI changes for v5.2 Ard Biesheuvel
2019-03-28 19:34 ` [PATCH 1/5] efi/libstub: refactor cmd_stubcopy Ard Biesheuvel
2019-03-28 19:34 ` Ard Biesheuvel [this message]
2019-03-28 19:34 ` [PATCH 3/5] efi/arm: Show SMBIOS bank/device location in cper and ghes error logs Ard Biesheuvel
2019-03-28 19:34 ` [PATCH 4/5] efi: Unify dmi setup code over architectures arm/arm64, ia64 and x86 Ard Biesheuvel
2019-03-28 19:34 ` [PATCH 5/5] efi/libstub/arm: omit unneeded stripping of ksymtab/kcrctab sections Ard Biesheuvel
2019-03-29  6:35 ` [GIT PULL 0/5] EFI changes for v5.2 Ingo Molnar

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