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[PATCH 4.9] x86/pti/efi: broken conversion from efi to kernel page table




The page table order must be increased for EFI table in order to avoid a
bug where NMI tries to change the page table to kernel page table, while
efi page table is active.

For more disccussion about this bug, see this thread:
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1801.1/00951.html

Signed-off-by: Pavel Tatashin <pasha.tatashin@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Steven Sistare <steven.sistare@xxxxxxxxxx>
---
 arch/x86/include/asm/pgalloc.h | 11 +++++++++++
 arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c |  2 +-
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgalloc.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgalloc.h
index b6d425999f99..1178a51b77f3 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgalloc.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgalloc.h
@@ -27,6 +27,17 @@ static inline void paravirt_release_pud(unsigned long pfn) {}
  */
 extern gfp_t __userpte_alloc_gfp;
 
+#ifdef CONFIG_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION
+/*
+ * Instead of one PGD, we acquire two PGDs.  Being order-1, it is
+ * both 8k in size and 8k-aligned.  That lets us just flip bit 12
+ * in a pointer to swap between the two 4k halves.
+ */
+#define PGD_ALLOCATION_ORDER 1
+#else
+#define PGD_ALLOCATION_ORDER 0
+#endif
+
 /*
  * Allocate and free page tables.
  */
diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c
index 2f25a363068c..dcb2d9d185a2 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c
@@ -142,7 +142,7 @@ int __init efi_alloc_page_tables(void)
 		return 0;
 
 	gfp_mask = GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NOTRACK | __GFP_ZERO;
-	efi_pgd = (pgd_t *)__get_free_page(gfp_mask);
+	efi_pgd = (pgd_t *)__get_free_pages(gfp_mask, PGD_ALLOCATION_ORDER);
 	if (!efi_pgd)
 		return -ENOMEM;
 
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1.8.3.1