[PATCH 0/3] Use mm_struct and switch_mm() instead of manually

From: Sai Praneeth Prakhya
Date: Sat Dec 16 2017 - 19:11:06 EST

From: Sai Praneeth <sai.praneeth.prakhya@xxxxxxxxx>

Presently, in x86, to invoke any efi function like
efi_set_virtual_address_map() or any efi_runtime_service() the code path
typically involves read_cr3() (save previous pgd), write_cr3()
(write efi_pgd) and calling efi function. Likewise after returning from
efi function the code path typically involves read_cr3() (save efi_pgd),
write_cr3() (write previous pgd). We do this couple of times in efi
subsystem of Linux kernel, instead we can use helper function
efi_switch_mm() to do this. This improves readability and maintainability.
Also, instead of maintaining a separate struct "efi_scratch" to store/restore
efi_pgd, we can use mm_struct to do this.

I have tested this patch set against LUV (Linux UEFI Validation), so I
think I didn't break any existing configurations. I have tested this
patch set for
1. x86_64,
2. x86_32,
3. Mixed mode
with efi=old_map and for kexec kernel. Please let me know if I have
missed any other configurations.

Changes in V2:
1. Resolve mm_dropping() issue by not mm_dropping()/mm_grabbing() any mm,
as we are not losing/creating any references.

Changes in V3:
1. When CPUMASK_OFFSTACK is enabled, switch_mm_irqs_off() sets cpumask
by calling cpumask_set_cpu(). This panics kernel as efi_mm is not
initialized, therefore initialize efi_mm in efi_alloc_page_tables().

This patch set is based on Linus's tree v4.15-rc3

Sai Praneeth (3):
efi: Use efi_mm in x86 as well as ARM
x86/efi: Replace efi_pgd with efi_mm.pgd
x86/efi: Use efi_switch_mm() rather than manually twiddling with %cr3

arch/x86/include/asm/efi.h | 29 +++++++++---------
arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c | 59 +++++++++++++++++++-----------------
arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_thunk_64.S | 2 +-
drivers/firmware/efi/arm-runtime.c | 9 ------
drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c | 9 ++++++
include/linux/efi.h | 2 ++
6 files changed, 57 insertions(+), 53 deletions(-)

Signed-off-by: Sai Praneeth Prakhya <sai.praneeth.prakhya@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Lee, Chun-Yi <jlee@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Tony Luck <tony.luck@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ricardo Neri <ricardo.neri@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Matt Fleming <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ravi Shankar <ravi.v.shankar@xxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Bhupesh Sharma <bhsharma@xxxxxxxxxx>