[PATCH 19/24] acpi: Disable APEI error injection if the kernel is locked down

David Howells dhowells at redhat.com
Wed Apr 5 20:17:16 UTC 2017

From: Linn Crosetto <linn at hpe.com>

ACPI provides an error injection mechanism, EINJ, for debugging and testing
the ACPI Platform Error Interface (APEI) and other RAS features.  If
supported by the firmware, ACPI specification 5.0 and later provide for a
way to specify a physical memory address to which to inject the error.

Injecting errors through EINJ can produce errors which to the platform are
indistinguishable from real hardware errors.  This can have undesirable
side-effects, such as causing the platform to mark hardware as needing

While it does not provide a method to load unauthenticated privileged code,
the effect of these errors may persist across reboots and affect trust in
the underlying hardware, so disable error injection through EINJ if
the kernel is locked down.

Signed-off-by: Linn Crosetto <linn at hpe.com>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells at redhat.com>
cc: linux-acpi at vger.kernel.org

 drivers/acpi/apei/einj.c |    3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/apei/einj.c b/drivers/acpi/apei/einj.c
index ec50c32ea3da..e082718d01c2 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/apei/einj.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/apei/einj.c
@@ -518,6 +518,9 @@ static int einj_error_inject(u32 type, u32 flags, u64 param1, u64 param2,
 	int rc;
 	u64 base_addr, size;
+	if (kernel_is_locked_down())
+		return -EPERM;
 	/* If user manually set "flags", make sure it is legal */
 	if (flags && (flags &

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