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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 00/27] x86, boot, 64bit: Add support for loading ramdisk and bzImage above 4G
On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 05:06:01PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Could this be the ljmpq problem that Borislav reported
> (Intel implemented ljmpq, AMD didn't, and I was tempted by a
> micro-optimization which broke AMD which made it into the patchset)?

It has to be. Just booted Yinghai's -v8 in kvm on an AMD host and it
worked fine.

With the change below it keeps rebooting like I reported earlier. I'd go
out on a limb here and guess that the guest is triple-faulting due to an
unhandled #GP caused by an invalid opcode or similar.

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/head_64.S b/arch/x86/kernel/head_64.S
index d94f6d68be2a..1842d30c96a2 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/head_64.S
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/head_64.S
@@ -279,11 +279,8 @@ ENTRY(secondary_startup_64)
* REX.W + FF /5 JMP m16:64 Jump far, absolute indirect,
* address given in m16:64.
- movq initial_code(%rip),%rax
pushq $0 # fake return address to stop unwinder
- pushq $__KERNEL_CS # set correct cs
- pushq %rax # target address in negative space
- lretq
+ rex64 ljmp *initial_code(%rip)


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