[PATCH 0/2] ESRT fixes for relocatable kexec'd kernel

From: Tyler Baicar
Date: Fri Feb 23 2018 - 14:43:13 EST

Currently on arm64 ESRT memory does not appear to be properly blocked off.
Upon successful initialization, ESRT prints out the memory region that it
exists in like:

esrt: Reserving ESRT space from 0x000000000a4c1c18 to 0x000000000a4c1cf0.

But then by dumping /proc/iomem this region appears as part of System RAM
rather than being reserved:

08f10000-0deeffff : System RAM

This causes issues when trying to kexec if the kernel is relocatable. When
kexec tries to execute, this memory can be selected to relocate the kernel to
which then overwrites all the ESRT information. Then when the kexec'd kernel
tries to initialize ESRT, it doesn't recognize the ESRT version number and
just returns from efi_esrt_init(). This causes an early ioremap leak because
the memory allocated for 'va' is never unmapped. So first fix that error
case to properly unmap 'va' before returning.

This still leaves ESRT unable to initialize in the kexec'd kernel, so now
mark the ESRT memory block as nomap so that this memory is not treated as
System RAM. With this change I'm able to see that the ESRT data is not
overwritten when running a kexec'd kernel.

Tyler Baicar (2):
efi/esrt: fix unsupported version initialization failure
efi/esrt: mark ESRT memory region as nomap

drivers/firmware/efi/esrt.c | 10 +++++++++-
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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