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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/8] efi/x86: Use non-blocking SetVariable() for efi_delete_dummy_variable()

* Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org> wrote:

> From: Sai Praneeth <sai.praneeth.prakhya@intel.com>
>
> Presently, efi_delete_dummy_variable() uses set_variable() which might
> block and hence kernel prints stack trace with a warning "bad:
> scheduling from the idle thread!". So, make efi_delete_dummy_variable()
> use set_variable_nonblocking(), which, as the name suggests doesn't
> block.
>
> Signed-off-by: Sai Praneeth Prakhya <sai.praneeth.prakhya@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
> ---
> arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c | 11 +++++------
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c
> index 36c1f8b9f7e0..6af39dc40325 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/quirks.c
> @@ -105,12 +105,11 @@ early_param("efi_no_storage_paranoia", setup_storage_paranoia);
> */
> void efi_delete_dummy_variable(void)
> {
> - efi.set_variable((efi_char16_t *)efi_dummy_name,
> - &EFI_DUMMY_GUID,
> - EFI_VARIABLE_NON_VOLATILE |
> - EFI_VARIABLE_BOOTSERVICE_ACCESS |
> - EFI_VARIABLE_RUNTIME_ACCESS,
> - 0, NULL);
> + efi.set_variable_nonblocking((efi_char16_t *)efi_dummy_name,
> + &EFI_DUMMY_GUID,
> + EFI_VARIABLE_NON_VOLATILE |
> + EFI_VARIABLE_BOOTSERVICE_ACCESS |
> + EFI_VARIABLE_RUNTIME_ACCESS, 0, NULL);
> }

Just wondering, what is the full stack trace of the splat? It sounds a bit
surprising to me that such type of EFI code is used from the idle thread.

Thanks,

Ingo

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