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Date:	Sat, 26 May 2012 11:26:48 +0100
From:	Matt Fleming <>
To:	Jan Beulich <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86-64: use EFI to deal with platform wall clock

On Fri, 2012-05-25 at 16:20 +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
> Other than ix86, x86-64 on EFI so far didn't set the {g,s}et_wallclock
> accessors to the EFI routines, thus incorrectly using raw RTC accesses
> instead.
> Simply removing the #ifdef around the respective code isn't enough,
> however: While so far early get-time calls were done in physical mode,
> this doesn't work properly for x86-64, as virtual addresses would still
> need to be set up for all runtime regions (which wasn't the case on the
> system I have access to), so instead the patch moves the call to
> efi_enter_virtual_mode() ahead (which in turn allows to drop all code
> related to calling efi-get-time in physical mode).
> Additionally the earlier calling of efi_set_executable() requires the
> CPA code to cope, i.e. during early boot it must be avoided to call
> cpa_flush_array(), as the first thing this function does is a
> BUG_ON(irqs_disabled()).
> Also make the two EFI functions in question here static - they're not
> being referenced elsewhere.
> Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <>
> Cc: Matt Fleming <>
> Cc: Matthew Garrett <>
> ---
> (Note that due to the lack of hardware I wasn't able to test this on
> 32-bit EFI - Matt offered to do so subsequently.)

Appears to work fine here on 32-bit.

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