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Re: [Xen-devel] Booting signed xen.efi through shim

>>> On 14.09.17 at 17:43, <tamas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:42 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> On 13.09.17 at 16:40, <tamas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 3:21 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>> On 13.09.17 at 07:27, <tamas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>Idx Name          Size      VMA               LMA               File off  
> Algn
>>>>>  0 .text         0017a1ba  ffff82d080200000  ffff82d080200000  00001000  
> 2**12
>>>>>                  CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, CODE
>>>>>  1 .rodata       000826a0  ffff82d080400000  ffff82d080400000  0017c000  
> 2**5
>>>>>                  CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, DATA
>>>>>  2 .buildid      00000035  ffff82d0804826a0  ffff82d0804826a0  001fe6a0  
> 2**2
>>>>>                  CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, READONLY, DATA
>>>>>  3 .init         00077df0  ffff82d080600000  ffff82d080600000  001ff000  
> 2**12
>>>>>                  CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, CODE, DATA
>>>>>  4 .data.re      0000aa40  ffff82d080800000  ffff82d080800000  00277000  
> 2**7
>>>>>                  CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, DATA
>>>>>  5 .data         000105a8  ffff82d08080b000  ffff82d08080b000  00282000  
> 2**12
>>>>>                  CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, DATA
>>>>>  6 .bss          00143280  ffff82d080820000  ffff82d080820000  00000000  
> 2**4
>>>>>                  ALLOC, RELOC
>>>> Objdump is apparently ignoring a section attribute bit here - my
>>>> own utility properly prints "bss" in addition to "read" (which presumably
>>>> matches "ALLOC" above, albeit that's a bogus translation apparently
>>>> applying ELF semantics to COFF). You'll want to check that bit 7 in the
>>>> section attributes is set. I'm also puzzled by "RELOC", but I do see a
>>>> matching bit dumped here; not sure why that's being set.
>>> Looking at it with readpe I get:
>>> Name:                            .bss
>>> Virtual Address:                 0x820000
>>> Physical Address:                0x143280
>>> Size:                            0 (0 bytes)
>>> Pointer To Data:                 0
>>> Relocations:                     0
>>> Characteristics:                 0xc1000080
>>>                                  contains uninitialized data
>>>                                  contains extended relocations
>>>                                  is readable
>>>                                  is writable
>>> So bit 7 is set AFAICT.
>> Good.
>>>> It is certainly the case that .bss style sections are expected to have a
>>>> zero file offset, as there's no data for such sections inside the file 
>>>> (note
>>>> the missing "CONTENTS" above. So I would conclude that, unless the
>>>> bss flag really got lost, it's a shim loader bug. Since other people can
>>>> load xen.efi with the shim, that might be a problem with the particular
>>>> version you're using.
>>> Perhaps, I'm using the latest master
>>> (e22a7b5b772dba6588dd955dc017e572f7e29784) from
>>> https://github.com/mjg59/shim, the one being linked to on the wiki. If
>>> there is a known good version, I would be happy to give that a shot
>>> and see if I can get it working.
>> I have no idea. What I'd suggest you to try is to zap that stray
>> "contains extended relocations" flag. I've written down to go hunt
>> for where it comes from, but I don't have the time to do that right
>> away.
> So I had made some progress using the shim from
> https://github.com/rhboot/shim, it actually has been able to jump into
> the signed xen.efi. However, Xen bails with the message "Unsupported
> relocation type" which is in efi_arch_relocate_image.

Iirc the dump you did send showed quite a few strange relocs;
I wasn't sure whether these were just a result of the dumping
utility not working well, but it now looks like the relocations
really aren't right. Could you make available an un-signed
xen.efi (which I understand works for you) and the corresponding
signed one somewhere for analysis?


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