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Date:   Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:23:40 +0100
From:   Nicolai Stange <>
To:     Matt Fleming <>
Cc:     Ard Biesheuvel <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <>,,,,
        Mika Penttilä <>,
        Nicolai Stange <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 2/2] efi: efi_mem_reserve(): don't reserve through memblock after mm_init()

Before invoking the arch specific handler, efi_mem_reserve() reserves
the given memory region through memblock.

efi_mem_reserve() can get called after mm_init() though -- through
efi_bgrt_init(), for example. After mm_init(), memblock is dead and should
not be used anymore.

Let efi_mem_reserve() check whether memblock is dead and not do the
reservation if so. Emit a warning from the generic efi_arch mem_reserve()
in this case: if the architecture doesn't provide any other means of
registering the region as reserved, the operation would be a nop.

Fixes: 4bc9f92e64c8 ("x86/efi-bgrt: Use efi_mem_reserve() to avoid copying image data")
Signed-off-by: Nicolai Stange <>
 Changes to v1:
 Change the if condition from slab_is_available() to !slab_is_available
 as pointed out by Mika Penttilä at

 drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c | 7 +++++--
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c b/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
index 92914801e388..158a8df2f4af 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
+++ b/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
@@ -403,7 +403,10 @@ u64 __init efi_mem_desc_end(efi_memory_desc_t *md)
 	return end;
-void __init __weak efi_arch_mem_reserve(phys_addr_t addr, u64 size) {}
+void __init __weak efi_arch_mem_reserve(phys_addr_t addr, u64 size)
+	WARN(slab_is_available(), "efi_mem_reserve() has no effect");
  * efi_mem_reserve - Reserve an EFI memory region
@@ -419,7 +422,7 @@ void __init __weak efi_arch_mem_reserve(phys_addr_t addr, u64 size) {}
 void __init efi_mem_reserve(phys_addr_t addr, u64 size)
-	if (!memblock_is_region_reserved(addr, size))
+	if (!slab_is_available() && !memblock_is_region_reserved(addr, size))
 		memblock_reserve(addr, size);

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