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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/15] acpi: Ignore acpi_rsdp kernel parameter in a secure boot environment
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On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 12:42 AM, Matthew Garrett
<matthew.garrett@nebula.com> wrote:
> From: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@redhat.com>
>
> This option allows userspace to pass the RSDP address to the kernel. This
> could potentially be used to circumvent the secure boot trust model.
> We ignore the setting if we don't have the CAP_COMPROMISE_KERNEL capability.
>
> Signed-off-by: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@redhat.com>
> ---
> drivers/acpi/osl.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/osl.c b/drivers/acpi/osl.c
> index bd22f86..88251d2 100644
> --- a/drivers/acpi/osl.c
> +++ b/drivers/acpi/osl.c
> @@ -246,7 +246,7 @@ early_param("acpi_rsdp", setup_acpi_rsdp);
> acpi_physical_address __init acpi_os_get_root_pointer(void)
> {
> #ifdef CONFIG_KEXEC
> - if (acpi_rsdp)
> + if (acpi_rsdp && capable(CAP_COMPROMISE_KERNEL))


This caused an issue in a kdump test even without secure boot enabled.
Looks like security subsystem init is not initialized yet at this
point.

See redhat bug 906225:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=906225


> return acpi_rsdp;
> #endif
>
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Regards
Dave


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