[5.3,052/163] efi/x86: Do not clean dummy variable in kexec path
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Message ID 20191104212143.934226398@linuxfoundation.org
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Greg KH Nov. 4, 2019, 9:44 p.m. UTC
From: Dave Young <dyoung@redhat.com>

[ Upstream commit 2ecb7402cfc7f22764e7bbc80790e66eadb20560 ]

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>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
 arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c | 3 ---
 1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
index a7189a3b4d70f..3304f61538a26 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
@@ -894,9 +894,6 @@  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();