[PATCH 1/1] sandbox: ensure that state->ram_buf is in low memory

Heinrich Schuchardt xypron.glpk at gmx.de
Wed May 12 23:28:23 CEST 2021

Am 12. Mai 2021 18:01:17 MESZ schrieb Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org>:
>Hi Heinrich,
>On Tue, 11 May 2021 at 13:03, Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk at gmx.de>
>> Addresses in state->ram_buf must be in the low 4 GiB of the address
>> Otherwise we cannot correctly fill SMBIOS tables. This shows up in
>> like:
>>     WARNING: SMBIOS table_address overflow 7f752735e020
>This sounds like a bug in the smbios-table code. For sandbox it should
>perhaps use addresses instead of pointers.
>I think that code (that I unfortunately wrote) was an expeditious way
>of getting it running, but is not correct.

The field you are filling is only 32bit wide. I wonder how that table is meant to work on systems where the lowest memory address is above 4 GiB. Such ARMv8 systems exist.

Best regards


>> Ensure that state->ram_buf is initialized by the first invocation of
>> os_malloc().
>> Signed-off-by: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk at gmx.de>
>> ---
>>  arch/sandbox/cpu/start.c | 12 ++++++++----
>>  1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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