efivars: Handle duplicate names from get_next_variable()
authorMatt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>
Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:59:14 +0000 (11:59 +0000)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:04:36 +0000 (10:04 -0700)
commit4025b05599996ca2866ceec0606c77d2ce2b4830
tree6523ab5c94c5bb0d53b40fa4bd900a1ad4d38da0
parent5c44dddefa48c1a9541e3e451a0f395c6cc57ea0
efivars: Handle duplicate names from get_next_variable()

commit e971318bbed610e28bb3fde9d548e6aaf0a6b02e upstream.

Some firmware exhibits a bug where the same VariableName and
VendorGuid values are returned on multiple invocations of
GetNextVariableName(). See,

    https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47631

As a consequence of such a bug, Andre reports hitting the following
WARN_ON() in the sysfs code after updating the BIOS on his, "Gigabyte
Technology Co., Ltd. To be filled by O.E.M./Z77X-UD3H, BIOS F19e
11/21/2012)" machine,

[    0.581554] EFI Variables Facility v0.08 2004-May-17
[    0.584914] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[    0.585639] WARNING: at /home/andre/linux/fs/sysfs/dir.c:536 sysfs_add_one+0xd4/0x100()
[    0.586381] Hardware name: To be filled by O.E.M.
[    0.587123] sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename '/firmware/efi/vars/SbAslBufferPtrVar-01f33c25-764d-43ea-aeea-6b5a41f3f3e8'
[    0.588694] Modules linked in:
[    0.589484] Pid: 1, comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 3.8.0+ #7
[    0.590280] Call Trace:
[    0.591066]  [<ffffffff81208954>] ? sysfs_add_one+0xd4/0x100
[    0.591861]  [<ffffffff810587bf>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7f/0xc0
[    0.592650]  [<ffffffff810588bc>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x4c/0x50
[    0.593429]  [<ffffffff8134dd85>] ? strlcat+0x65/0x80
[    0.594203]  [<ffffffff81208954>] sysfs_add_one+0xd4/0x100
[    0.594979]  [<ffffffff81208b78>] create_dir+0x78/0xd0
[    0.595753]  [<ffffffff81208ec6>] sysfs_create_dir+0x86/0xe0
[    0.596532]  [<ffffffff81347e4c>] kobject_add_internal+0x9c/0x220
[    0.597310]  [<ffffffff81348307>] kobject_init_and_add+0x67/0x90
[    0.598083]  [<ffffffff81584a71>] ? efivar_create_sysfs_entry+0x61/0x1c0
[    0.598859]  [<ffffffff81584b2b>] efivar_create_sysfs_entry+0x11b/0x1c0
[    0.599631]  [<ffffffff8158517e>] register_efivars+0xde/0x420
[    0.600395]  [<ffffffff81d430a7>] ? edd_init+0x2f5/0x2f5
[    0.601150]  [<ffffffff81d4315f>] efivars_init+0xb8/0x104
[    0.601903]  [<ffffffff8100215a>] do_one_initcall+0x12a/0x180
[    0.602659]  [<ffffffff81d05d80>] kernel_init_freeable+0x13e/0x1c6
[    0.603418]  [<ffffffff81d05586>] ? loglevel+0x31/0x31
[    0.604183]  [<ffffffff816a6530>] ? rest_init+0x80/0x80
[    0.604936]  [<ffffffff816a653e>] kernel_init+0xe/0xf0
[    0.605681]  [<ffffffff816ce7ec>] ret_from_fork+0x7c/0xb0
[    0.606414]  [<ffffffff816a6530>] ? rest_init+0x80/0x80
[    0.607143] ---[ end trace 1609741ab737eb29 ]---

There's not much we can do to work around and keep traversing the
variable list once we hit this firmware bug. Our only solution is to
terminate the loop because, as Lingzhu reports, some machines get
stuck when they encounter duplicate names,

  > I had an IBM System x3100 M4 and x3850 X5 on which kernel would
  > get stuck in infinite loop creating duplicate sysfs files because,
  > for some reason, there are several duplicate boot entries in nvram
  > getting GetNextVariableName into a circle of iteration (with
  > period > 2).

Also disable the workqueue, as efivar_update_sysfs_entries() uses
GetNextVariableName() to figure out which variables have been created
since the last iteration. That algorithm isn't going to work if
GetNextVariableName() returns duplicates. Note that we don't disable
EFI variable creation completely on the affected machines, it's just
that any pstore dump-* files won't appear in sysfs until the next
boot.

[Backported for 3.4-stable. Removed code related to pstore
workqueue but pulled in helper function variable_is_present
from a93bc0c; Moved the definition of __efivars to the top
for being referenced in variable_is_present.]

Reported-by: Andre Heider <a.heider@gmail.com>
Reported-by: Lingzhu Xiang <lxiang@redhat.com>
Tested-by: Lingzhu Xiang <lxiang@redhat.com>
Cc: Seiji Aguchi <seiji.aguchi@hds.com>
Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Lingzhu Xiang <lxiang@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: CAI Qian <caiqian@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
drivers/firmware/efivars.c