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SubjectRe: [PATCH 11/11] efi/x86: earlyprintk - Fix infinite loop on some screen widths
On Fri, 30 Nov 2018 at 09:05, Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> wrote:
>
>
> * Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> > From: YiFei Zhu <zhuyifei1999@gmail.com>
> >
> > An affected screen resolution is 1366 x 768, which width is not
> > divisible by 8, the default font width. On such screens, when longer
> > lines are earlyprintk'ed, overflow-to-next-line can never trigger,
> > due to the left-most x-coordinate of the next character always less
> > than the screen width. Earlyprintk will infinite loop in trying to
> > print the rest of the string but unable to, due to the line being
> > full.
> >
> > This patch makes the trigger consider the right-most x-coordinate,
> > instead of left-most, as the value to compare against the screen
> > width threshold.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: YiFei Zhu <zhuyifei1999@gmail.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
> > ---
> > arch/x86/platform/efi/early_printk.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/early_printk.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/early_printk.c
> > index 7476b3b097e1..7138bc7a265c 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/early_printk.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/early_printk.c
> > @@ -183,7 +183,7 @@ early_efi_write(struct console *con, const char *str, unsigned int num)
> > num--;
> > }
> >
> > - if (efi_x >= si->lfb_width) {
> > + if (efi_x + font->width > si->lfb_width) {
> > efi_x = 0;
> > efi_y += font->height;
> > }
>
> Any objections to marking this for -stable and queueing it up in
> efi/urgent as well?
>

No that is fine.

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