File 0006-efi-Set-image-base-address-before-jumping-to-the-PE-.patch of Package grub2

From 3741c6807923ae97b0d87e61c59c8de8af544484 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Javier Martinez Canillas <>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 15:06:46 +0200
Subject: [PATCH 6/9] efi: Set image base address before jumping to the PE/COFF
 entry point

Upstream GRUB uses the EFI LoadImage() and StartImage() to boot the Linux
kernel. But our custom EFI loader that supports Secure Boot instead uses
the EFI handover protocol (for x86) or jumping directly to the PE/COFF
entry point (for aarch64).

This is done to allow the bootloader to verify the images using the shim
lock protocol to avoid booting untrusted binaries.

Since the bootloader loads the kernel from the boot media instead of using
LoadImage(), it is responsible to set the Loaded Image base address before
booting the kernel.

Otherwise the kernel EFI stub will complain that it was not set correctly
and print the following warning message:

EFI stub: ERROR: FIRMWARE BUG: efi_loaded_image_t::image_base has bogus value

Resolves: rhbz#1825411

Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <>
 grub-core/loader/arm64/efi/linux.c | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

Index: grub-2.06~rc1/grub-core/loader/arm64/efi/linux.c
--- grub-2.06~rc1.orig/grub-core/loader/arm64/efi/linux.c
+++ grub-2.06~rc1/grub-core/loader/arm64/efi/linux.c
@@ -58,9 +58,24 @@ static grub_err_t
 grub_efi_linux_boot (void *kernel_address, grub_off_t offset,
 		     void *kernel_params)
+  grub_efi_loaded_image_t *loaded_image = NULL;
   handover_func hf;
+  /*
+   * Since the EFI loader is not calling the LoadImage() and StartImage()
+   * services for loading the kernel and booting respectively, it has to
+   * set the Loaded Image base address.
+   */
+  loaded_image = grub_efi_get_loaded_image (grub_efi_image_handle);
+  if (loaded_image)
+    loaded_image->image_base = kernel_addr;
+  else
+    grub_dprintf ("linux", "Loaded Image base address could not be set\n");
+  grub_dprintf ("linux", "kernel_addr: %p handover_offset: %p params: %p\n",
+		kernel_address, (void *)(grub_efi_uintn_t)offset, kernel_params);
   hf = (handover_func)((char *)kernel_address + offset);
+  grub_dprintf ("linux", "handover_func() = %p\n", hf);
   hf (grub_efi_image_handle, grub_efi_system_table, kernel_params);
   return GRUB_ERR_BUG;
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