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authorMatt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>2012-11-14 09:42:35 +0000
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>2013-01-30 11:51:59 -0800
commit83e68189745ad931c2afd45d8ee3303929233e7f (patch)
tree35673a4eebff4c71bda4b1023ccc7cbea36f84b2 /include/linux
parentf44310b98ddb7f0d06550d73ed67df5865e3eda5 (diff)
efi: Make 'efi_enabled' a function to query EFI facilities
Originally 'efi_enabled' indicated whether a kernel was booted from EFI firmware. Over time its semantics have changed, and it now indicates whether or not we are booted on an EFI machine with bit-native firmware, e.g. 64-bit kernel with 64-bit firmware. The immediate motivation for this patch is the bug report at, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-cdimage/+bug/1040557 which details how running a platform driver on an EFI machine that is designed to run under BIOS can cause the machine to become bricked. Also, the following report, https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47121 details how running said driver can also cause Machine Check Exceptions. Drivers need a new means of detecting whether they're running on an EFI machine, as sadly the expression, if (!efi_enabled) hasn't been a sufficient condition for quite some time. Users actually want to query 'efi_enabled' for different reasons - what they really want access to is the list of available EFI facilities. For instance, the x86 reboot code needs to know whether it can invoke the ResetSystem() function provided by the EFI runtime services, while the ACPI OSL code wants to know whether the EFI config tables were mapped successfully. There are also checks in some of the platform driver code to simply see if they're running on an EFI machine (which would make it a bad idea to do BIOS-y things). This patch is a prereq for the samsung-laptop fix patch. Cc: David Airlie <airlied@linux.ie> Cc: Corentin Chary <corentincj@iksaif.net> Cc: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org> Cc: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com> Cc: Olof Johansson <olof@lixom.net> Cc: Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com> Cc: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com> Cc: Steve Langasek <steve.langasek@canonical.com> Cc: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com> Cc: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad@kernel.org> Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com> Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux')
1 files changed, 18 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/efi.h b/include/linux/efi.h
index 8b84916dc67..7a9498ab3c2 100644
--- a/include/linux/efi.h
+++ b/include/linux/efi.h
@@ -618,18 +618,30 @@ extern int __init efi_setup_pcdp_console(char *);
- * We play games with efi_enabled so that the compiler will, if possible, remove
- * EFI-related code altogether.
+ * We play games with efi_enabled so that the compiler will, if
+ * possible, remove EFI-related code altogether.
+#define EFI_BOOT 0 /* Were we booted from EFI? */
+#define EFI_SYSTEM_TABLES 1 /* Can we use EFI system tables? */
+#define EFI_CONFIG_TABLES 2 /* Can we use EFI config tables? */
+#define EFI_RUNTIME_SERVICES 3 /* Can we use runtime services? */
+#define EFI_MEMMAP 4 /* Can we use EFI memory map? */
+#define EFI_64BIT 5 /* Is the firmware 64-bit? */
# ifdef CONFIG_X86
- extern int efi_enabled;
- extern bool efi_64bit;
+extern int efi_enabled(int facility);
# else
-# define efi_enabled 1
+static inline int efi_enabled(int facility)
+ return 1;
# endif
-# define efi_enabled 0
+static inline int efi_enabled(int facility)
+ return 0;