Re: kernel oops loading i915 after "x86/asm: Pin sensitive CR4 bits" (873d50d58)

From: Dmitry V. Levin
Date: Wed Jul 10 2019 - 04:47:01 EST


On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 01:44:17PM +0800, Xi Ruoyao wrote:
> Hello,
> When I try to build and run the latest mainline kernel, it Oops loading i915
> module:
> BUG: unable to handle page fault for address: ffffffff9edc1598
> #PF: supervisor write access in kernel mode
> #PF: error_code(0x0003) - permissions violation
> PGD 1a20c067 P4D 1a20c067 PUD 1a20d063 PMD 8000000019e000e1
> Oops: 0003 [#1] SMP PTI
> The complete log is attached.
> Bisection tells "x86/asm: Pin sensitive CR4 bits" (873d50d58) is the first "bad"
> commit. I can revert it and also "x86/asm: Pin sensitive CR0 bits" (8dbec27a2)
> to make the kernel "seems to" work.
> I'm not a kernel expert so I can't tell if there is a bug in Kees' patch, or his
> patch exploits a bug in i915 or module loader.

This seems to be a kernel bug introduced after v5.2, see