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Date:   Thu, 23 May 2019 08:51:33 +0800
From:   Gen Zhang <>
To:     Ard Biesheuvel <>,
Subject: [PATCH v2] efi_64: Fix a missing-check bug in

In efi_call_phys_prolog(), save_pgd is allocated by kmalloc_array(). 
And it is dereferenced in the following codes. However, memory 
allocation functions such as kmalloc_array() may fail. Dereferencing
this save_pgd null pointer may cause the kernel go wrong. Thus we  
should check this allocation.
Further, if efi_call_phys_prolog() returns NULL, we should abort the
process in phys_efi_set_virtual_address_map(), and return EFI_ABORTED.

Signed-off-by: Gen Zhang <>

diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
index e1cb01a..a7189a3 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
@@ -85,6 +85,8 @@ static efi_status_t __init phys_efi_set_virtual_address_map(
 	pgd_t *save_pgd;
 	save_pgd = efi_call_phys_prolog();
+	if (!save_pgd)
+		return EFI_ABORTED;
 	/* Disable interrupts around EFI calls: */
diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c
index cf0347f..828460a 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi_64.c
@@ -91,6 +91,8 @@ pgd_t * __init efi_call_phys_prolog(void)
 	n_pgds = DIV_ROUND_UP((max_pfn << PAGE_SHIFT), PGDIR_SIZE);
 	save_pgd = kmalloc_array(n_pgds, sizeof(*save_pgd), GFP_KERNEL);
+	if (!save_pgd)
+		return NULL;
 	 * Build 1:1 identity mapping for efi=old_map usage. Note that

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