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Subject[tip: x86/kdump] x86/kexec: Do not reserve EFI setup_data in the kexec e820 table
The following commit has been merged into the x86/kdump branch of tip:

Commit-ID: 8efbc518b884e1db2dd6a6fce62d0112ab871dcf
Author: Dave Young <>
AuthorDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:04:24 +08:00
Committer: Borislav Petkov <>
CommitterDate: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:41:57 +01:00

x86/kexec: Do not reserve EFI setup_data in the kexec e820 table

The e820 table for the kexec kernel unconditionally marks setup_data as
reserved because the second kernel can reuse setup_data passed by the
1st kernel's boot loader, for example SETUP_PCI marked regions like PCI
BIOS, etc.

SETUP_EFI types, however, are used by kexec itself to enable EFI in the
2nd kernel. Thus, it is pointless to add this type of setup_data to the
kexec e820 table as reserved.

IOW, what happens is this:

- 1st physical boot: no SETUP_EFI.

- kexec loads a new kernel and prepares a SETUP_EFI setup_data blob, then
reboots the machine.

- 2nd kernel sees SETUP_EFI, reserves it both in the e820 and in the
kexec e820 table.

- If another kexec load is executed, it prepares a new SETUP_EFI blob and
then reboots the machine into the new kernel.

5. The 3rd kexec-ed kernel has two SETUP_EFI ranges reserved. And so on...

Thus skip SETUP_EFI while reserving setup_data in the e820_table_kexec
table because it is not needed.

[ bp: Heavily massage commit message, shorten line and improve comment. ]

Signed-off-by: Dave Young <>
Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <>
arch/x86/kernel/e820.c | 10 +++++++++-
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c b/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
index c5399e8..c920296 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/e820.c
@@ -999,7 +999,15 @@ void __init e820__reserve_setup_data(void)
while (pa_data) {
data = early_memremap(pa_data, sizeof(*data));
e820__range_update(pa_data, sizeof(*data)+data->len, E820_TYPE_RAM, E820_TYPE_RESERVED_KERN);
- e820__range_update_kexec(pa_data, sizeof(*data)+data->len, E820_TYPE_RAM, E820_TYPE_RESERVED_KERN);
+ /*
+ * SETUP_EFI is supplied by kexec and does not need to be
+ * reserved.
+ */
+ if (data->type != SETUP_EFI)
+ e820__range_update_kexec(pa_data,
+ sizeof(*data) + data->len,

if (data->type == SETUP_INDIRECT &&
((struct setup_indirect *)data->data)->type != SETUP_INDIRECT) {
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