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Re: [PATCH] x86/acpi: check rsdp address received via bootparams to be valid




On 13/02/18 17:32, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> 
> * Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> So what about the following:
>>
>> From version 0x020e on (current version without my patches is 0x020d)
>> the boot loader will write its supported version or'ed with 0x8000 into
>> the same version field. So we can be sure any added fields are filled
>> with real data or the information has been evaluated by the boot loader,
>> if the returned version included that field. If the boot loader finds
>> the kernel supports a version < 0x020e it won't return its supported
>> version.
> 
> This seems like a usable workaround to me, as long as everyone involved
> agrees with it.

Okay, thanks for the feedback.

I'll go that route.

> I've removed the patches for the time being.

Seems a sensible thing to do.


Juergen