On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 09:21:58AM -0800, tip-bot for Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> Commit-ID: 89674e91fcf51f77dc4e87b77c6840f31b85077d
> Author: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shute...@linux.intel.com>
> AuthorDate: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 17:22:28 +0300
> Committer: Ingo Molnar <mi...@kernel.org>
> CommitDate: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:16:22 +0100
> x86/boot/compressed/64: Handle 5-level paging boot if kernel is above 4G
> This patch addresses a shortcoming in current boot process on machines
> that supports 5-level paging.
> If a bootloader enables 64-bit mode with 4-level paging, we might need to
> switch over to 5-level paging. The switching requires the disabling
> paging. It works fine if kernel itself is loaded below 4G.
> But if the bootloader put the kernel above 4G (not sure if anybody does
> this), we would lose control as soon as paging is disabled, because the
> code becomes unreachable to the CPU.
> This patch implements a trampoline in lower memory to handle this
> We only need the memory for a very short time, until the main kernel
> image sets up own page tables.
> We go through the trampoline even if we don't have to: if we're already
> in 5-level paging mode or if we don't need to switch to it. This way the
> trampoline gets tested on every boot.
> Debugged-by: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kir...@shutemov.name>
> Tested-by: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kir...@shutemov.name>
> Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shute...@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <l...@amacapital.net>
> Cc: Borislav Petkov <b...@suse.de>
> Cc: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcu...@openvz.org>
> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torva...@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Matthew Wilcox <wi...@infradead.org>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <pet...@infradead.org>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <t...@linutronix.de>
> Cc: linux...@kvack.org
> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mi...@kernel.org>
Tested-by should be attributed to Andrei.
And please ingore my stand-alone fix that I've just posted.
Kirill A. Shutemov