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authorDave Young <dyoung@redhat.com>2019-10-02 18:59:04 +0200
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2019-10-07 15:24:36 +0200
commit2ecb7402cfc7f22764e7bbc80790e66eadb20560 (patch)
treefa7a162b863ff5f80155e17dace5e5808ab84103 /arch
parent1ed121e61630fbf23fc0df1b8aa76debede5032b (diff)
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>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
index c202e1b07e29..425e025341db 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))
- /* clean DUMMY object */
- efi_delete_dummy_variable();

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