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SubjectRe: x86/mm: Found insecure W+X mapping at address (ptrval)/0xc00a0000
On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 2:37 PM Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
>
> Paul,
>
> On Fri, 5 Oct 2018, Paul Menzel wrote:
> > On 10/05/18 11:27, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > If pcibios is enabled and used, need to look at the gory details of that
> > > first, then the W+X check has to exclude that region. We can't do much
> > > about that.
> >
> > That would also explain, why it only happens with the SeaBIOS payload,
> > which sets up legacy BIOS calls. Using GRUB directly as payload, no BIOS
> > calls are set up.
> >
> > Reading the Kconfig description of the PCI access mode, the BIOS should
> > only be used last.
>
> Correct. And looking at the dmesg you provided it is initialized:
>
> [ 0.441062] PCI: PCI BIOS area is rw and x. Use pci=nobios if you want it NX.
> [ 0.441062] PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xffa40, last bus=3
>
> Though I assume it's not really required, but this PCI BIOS thing is not
> really well documented and there are some obsure usage sites involved.
>
> Bjorn, do you have any insight or did you flush those memories long ago?

No, I don't. I was never really involved with PCIBIOS.

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