Re: [Fastboot] [PATCH][RFC] x86_64: Reload CS when startup_64 isused.
From: Magnus Damm
Date: Mon Aug 21 2006 - 20:44:15 EST
On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 16:16 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Monday 21 August 2006 15:29, Magnus Damm wrote:
> > On 8/21/06, Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > + /* Reload CS with a value that is within our GDT. We need to do this
> > > > + * if we were loaded by a 64 bit bootloader that happened to use a
> > > > + * CS that is larger than the GDT limit. This is true if we came here
> > > > + * from kexec running under Xen.
> > > > + */
> > > > + movq %rsp, %rdx
> > > > + movq $__KERNEL_DS, %rax
> > > > + pushq %rax /* SS */
> > > > + pushq %rdx /* RSP */
> > > > + movq $__KERNEL_CS, %rax
> > > > + movq $cs_reloaded, %rdx
> > > > + pushq %rax /* CS */
> > > > + pushq %rdx /* RIP */
> > > > + lretq
> > >
> > > Can't you just use a normal far jump? That might be simpler.
> > I couldn't find a far jump that took a 64-bit address to jump to. But
> > I guess that the kernel will be loaded in the lowest 4G regardless so
> > I guess 32-bit pointers are ok, right? That will make it simpler for
> > sure.
> Yes, that code always runs in the identity mapping and at 2MB.
> > What do you think about reloading CS? Is it the right thing to do, or
> > is it correct as it is today where we depend on that CS == _KERNEL_CS?
> > I need to fix kexec-tools regardless, but maybe it is a good idea to
> > make the 64-bit kernel boot a bit robust too.
> Reloading CS is ok, although longer term I plan to switch the kernel
> to uncompress already in 64bit. Then you would need the same GDT anyways.
I think reloading CS is the right thing to do. IMO it is not sane to
depend on that the 64-bit boot loader sets up CS to 0x18 for us.
Having a dependency like that (unless there is a good reason and it is
documented somehow) is good to avoid, regardless of 64-bit uncompress or
not. I mean, if you plan on making the bzImage code 64-bit then it needs
to reload CS too, right?
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