[PATCH 2/2] UefiCpuPkg/CpuDxe: Guarantee GDT is below 4GB

Ni, Ray

REF: https://bugzilla.tianocore.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3D3233

GDT needs to be allocated below 4GB in 64bit environment
because AP needs it for entering to protected mode.
CPU running in big real mode cannot access above 4GB GDT.

But CpuDxe driver contains below code:
gdt =3D AllocateRuntimePool (sizeof (GdtTemplate) + 8);
gdtPtr.Base =3D (UINT32)(UINTN)(VOID*) gdt;

The AllocateRuntimePool() may allocate memory above 4GB.
Thus, we cannot use AllocateRuntimePool (), instead,
we should use AllocatePages() to make sure GDT is below 4GB space.

Signed-off-by: Ray Ni <ray.ni@...>
Cc: Eric Dong <eric.dong@...>
Cc: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@...>
Cc: Rahul Kumar <rahul1.kumar@...>
UefiCpuPkg/CpuDxe/CpuGdt.c | 21 ++++++++++++++++-----
1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/UefiCpuPkg/CpuDxe/CpuGdt.c b/UefiCpuPkg/CpuDxe/CpuGdt.c
index 322ce87142..98d5551702 100644
--- a/UefiCpuPkg/CpuDxe/CpuGdt.c
+++ b/UefiCpuPkg/CpuDxe/CpuGdt.c
@@ -124,15 +124,26 @@ InitGlobalDescriptorTable (
+ EFI_STATUS Status;=0D
- // Allocate Runtime Data for the GDT=0D
- //=0D
- Gdt =3D AllocateRuntimePool (sizeof (gGdtTemplate) + 8);=0D
- ASSERT (Gdt !=3D NULL);=0D
- Gdt =3D ALIGN_POINTER (Gdt, 8);=0D
+ // Allocate Runtime Data below 4GB for the GDT=0D
+ // AP uses the same GDT when it's waken up from real mode so=0D
+ // the GDT needs to be below 4GB.=0D
+ //=0D
+ Memory =3D SIZE_4GB - 1;=0D
+ Status =3D gBS->AllocatePages (=0D
+ AllocateMaxAddress,=0D
+ EfiRuntimeServicesData,=0D
+ EFI_SIZE_TO_PAGES (sizeof (gGdtTemplate)),=0D
+ &Memory=0D
+ );=0D
+ ASSERT ((Memory !=3D 0) && (Memory < SIZE_4GB));=0D
+ Gdt =3D (GDT_ENTRIES *) (UINTN) Memory;=0D
// Initialize all GDT entries=0D

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