[PATCH v3 0/4] efi: Unified Xen hypervisor/kernel/initrd images

Trammell Hudson posted 4 patches 1 week ago
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.gitignore                  |   1 +
docs/misc/efi.pandoc        |  47 ++++++++++++
xen/arch/arm/efi/efi-boot.h |  22 ++++--
xen/arch/x86/efi/Makefile   |   2 +-
xen/arch/x86/efi/efi-boot.h |   7 +-
xen/arch/x86/xen.lds.S      |   1 +
xen/common/efi/boot.c       | 139 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
xen/common/efi/efi.h        |   3 +
xen/common/efi/pe.c         | 141 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
9 files changed, 317 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 xen/common/efi/pe.c

[PATCH v3 0/4] efi: Unified Xen hypervisor/kernel/initrd images

Posted by Trammell Hudson 1 week ago
This patch series adds support for bundling the xen.efi hypervisor,
the xen.cfg configuration file, the Linux kernel and initrd, as well
as the XSM, and architectural specific files into a single "unified"
EFI executable.  This allows an administrator to update the components
independently without requiring rebuilding xen, as well as to replace
the components in an existing image.

The resulting EFI executable can be invoked directly from the UEFI Boot
Manager, removing the need to use a separate loader like grub as well
as removing dependencies on local filesystem access.  And since it is
a single file, it can be signed and validated by UEFI Secure Boot without
requring the shim protocol.

It is inspired by systemd-boot's unified kernel technique and borrows the
function to locate PE sections from systemd's LGPL'ed code.  During EFI
boot, Xen looks at its own loaded image to locate the PE sections for
the Xen configuration (`.config`), dom0 kernel (`.kernel`), dom0 initrd
(`.initrd`), and XSM config (`.xsm`), which are included after building
xen.efi using objcopy to add named sections for each input file.

Trammell hudson (4):
  x86/xen.lds.S: Work around binutils build id alignment bug
  efi/boot.c: add file.need_to_free and split display_file_info()
  efi: Enable booting unified hypervisor/kernel/initrd images
  efi: Do not use command line if secure boot is enabled.

 .gitignore                  |   1 +
 docs/misc/efi.pandoc        |  47 ++++++++++++
 xen/arch/arm/efi/efi-boot.h |  22 ++++--
 xen/arch/x86/efi/Makefile   |   2 +-
 xen/arch/x86/efi/efi-boot.h |   7 +-
 xen/arch/x86/xen.lds.S      |   1 +
 xen/common/efi/boot.c       | 139 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
 xen/common/efi/efi.h        |   3 +
 xen/common/efi/pe.c         | 141 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 9 files changed, 317 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 xen/common/efi/pe.c

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2.25.1






Re: [PATCH v3 0/4] efi: Unified Xen hypervisor/kernel/initrd images

Posted by Julien Grall 1 week ago
Hi,

On 07/09/2020 18:45, Trammell Hudson wrote:
> This patch series adds support for bundling the xen.efi hypervisor,
> the xen.cfg configuration file, the Linux kernel and initrd, as well
> as the XSM, and architectural specific files into a single "unified"
> EFI executable.  This allows an administrator to update the components
> independently without requiring rebuilding xen, as well as to replace
> the components in an existing image.
> 
> The resulting EFI executable can be invoked directly from the UEFI Boot
> Manager, removing the need to use a separate loader like grub as well
> as removing dependencies on local filesystem access.  And since it is
> a single file, it can be signed and validated by UEFI Secure Boot without
> requring the shim protocol.
> 
> It is inspired by systemd-boot's unified kernel technique and borrows the
> function to locate PE sections from systemd's LGPL'ed code.  During EFI
> boot, Xen looks at its own loaded image to locate the PE sections for
> the Xen configuration (`.config`), dom0 kernel (`.kernel`), dom0 initrd
> (`.initrd`), and XSM config (`.xsm`), which are included after building
> xen.efi using objcopy to add named sections for each input file.
> 
> Trammell hudson (4):
>    x86/xen.lds.S: Work around binutils build id alignment bug
>    efi/boot.c: add file.need_to_free and split display_file_info()
>    efi: Enable booting unified hypervisor/kernel/initrd images
>    efi: Do not use command line if secure boot is enabled.

Please make sure to have the patch sent with "In-reply-to" pointing to 
the cover letter.

git format-patch should do it for you.

Cheers,

> 
>   .gitignore                  |   1 +
>   docs/misc/efi.pandoc        |  47 ++++++++++++
>   xen/arch/arm/efi/efi-boot.h |  22 ++++--
>   xen/arch/x86/efi/Makefile   |   2 +-
>   xen/arch/x86/efi/efi-boot.h |   7 +-
>   xen/arch/x86/xen.lds.S      |   1 +
>   xen/common/efi/boot.c       | 139 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
>   xen/common/efi/efi.h        |   3 +
>   xen/common/efi/pe.c         | 141 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>   9 files changed, 317 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)
>   create mode 100644 xen/common/efi/pe.c
> 
> --
> 2.25.1
> 
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Julien Grall