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SubjectRe: [tip:efi/urgent] efi: Align 'efi_guid_t' to 64 bits
On Mon, 17 Dec 2018 at 23:33, Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> On 12/17/18 7:16 PM, tip-bot for Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> > Commit-ID: 793423cf07e51e3185b8680167115813589c057d
> > Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/793423cf07e51e3185b8680167115813589c057d
> > Author: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk@gmx.de>
> > AuthorDate: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:02:14 +0100
> > Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
> > CommitDate: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:12:48 +0100
> >
> > efi: Align 'efi_guid_t' to 64 bits
> >
> > The UEFI Specification Version 2.7 Errata A defines:
> >
> > "EFI_GUID
> > 128-bit buffer containing a unique identifier value.
> > Unless otherwise specified, aligned on a 64-bit boundary."
> >
> > Before this patch efi_guid_t was only 8-bit aligned.
> >
> > Note that this could potentially trigger alignment faults during
> > EFI runtime services calls on 32-bit ARM, given that it does not
> > permit load/store double or load/store multiple instructions to
> > operate on memory addresses that are not 32-bit aligned.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk@gmx.de>
> > Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
> > Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v4.9+, or earlier if possible
> > Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
> > Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
> > Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
> > Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
> > Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> > Cc: Qian Cai <cai@gmx.us>
> > Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>
> > Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> > Cc: linux-efi@vger.kernel.org
> > Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20181217180214.9436-3-ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org
> > Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
> > ---
> > include/linux/efi.h | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/efi.h b/include/linux/efi.h
> > index 100ce4a4aff6..e6480c805932 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/efi.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/efi.h
> > @@ -48,7 +48,7 @@ typedef u16 efi_char16_t; /* UNICODE character */
> > typedef u64 efi_physical_addr_t;
> > typedef void *efi_handle_t;
> >
> > -typedef guid_t efi_guid_t;
> > +
> >
> > #define EFI_GUID(a,b,c,d0,d1,d2,d3,d4,d5,d6,d7) \
> > GUID_INIT(a, b, c, d0, d1, d2, d3, d4, d5, d6, d7)
> >
>
> Before rushing this patch in, we should carefully review its side
> effects, e.g. on 32bit system this changes the size of
> efi_config_table_32_t from 20 to 24, which is part of the interface to
> the UEFI firmware.
>

grmbl.

Thanks for spotting that.

The UEFI spec defines a GUID struct as { UINT32; UINT16; UINT16;
UINT8[8]; } so its natural alignment is 32 bits not 64 bits. The
alignment issue on ARM would be solved by using __aligned(4) rather
than __aligned(8), while not affecting the size of the config table
struct (and potentially others) on 32-bit architectures.

Ingo, apologies for the breakage. Do you prefer a replacement patch or
a followup patch?

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