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Subject[PATCH 3/3] x86/efistub: disable paging at mixed mode entry
The EFI mixed mode entry code goes through the ordinary startup_32()
routine before jumping into the kernel's EFI boot code in 64-bit
mode. The 32-bit startup code must be entered with paging disabled,
but this is not documented as a requirement for the EFI handover
protocol, and so we should disable paging explicitly when entering
the kernel from 32-bit EFI firmware.

Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <>
arch/x86/boot/compressed/head_64.S | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/head_64.S b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/head_64.S
index 58a512e33d8d..ee60b81944a7 100644
--- a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/head_64.S
+++ b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/head_64.S
@@ -244,6 +244,11 @@ SYM_FUNC_START(efi32_stub_entry)
leal efi32_config(%ebp), %eax
movl %eax, efi_config(%ebp)

+ /* Disable paging */
+ movl %cr0, %eax
+ btrl $X86_CR0_PG_BIT, %eax
+ movl %eax, %cr0
jmp startup_32
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