x86, suspend: Restore MISC_ENABLE MSR in realmode wakeup
authorKees Cook <kees.cook@canonical.com>
Thu, 7 Jul 2011 01:10:34 +0000 (18:10 -0700)
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Thu, 7 Jul 2011 03:09:34 +0000 (20:09 -0700)
Some BIOSes will reset the Intel MISC_ENABLE MSR (specifically the
XD_DISABLE bit) when resuming from S3, which can interact poorly with
ebba638ae723d8a8fc2f7abce5ec18b688b791d7. In 32bit PAE mode, this can
lead to a fault when EFER is restored by the kernel wakeup routines,
due to it setting the NX bit for a CPU that (thanks to the BIOS reset)
now incorrectly thinks it lacks the NX feature. (64bit is not affected
because it uses a common CPU bring-up that specifically handles the

The need for MISC_ENABLE being restored so early is specific to the S3
resume path. Normally, MISC_ENABLE is saved in save_processor_state(),
but this happens after the resume header is created, so just reproduce
the logic here. (acpi_suspend_lowlevel() creates the header, calls
do_suspend_lowlevel, which calls save_processor_state(), so the saved
processor context isn't available during resume header creation.)

[ hpa: Consider for stable if OK in mainline ]

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <kees.cook@canonical.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20110707011034.GA8523@outflux.net
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org> 2.6.38+

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