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Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:44:17 +0800
From: Xi Ruoyao <>
To: Kees Cook <>, Jani Nikula
 <>,  David Airlie <>, Jessica Yu
Subject: kernel oops loading i915 after "x86/asm: Pin sensitive CR4 bits"


When I try to build and run the latest mainline kernel, it Oops loading i915

BUG: unable to handle page fault for address: ffffffff9edc1598
#PF: supervisor write access in kernel mode
#PF: error_code(0x0003) - permissions violation
PGD 1a20c067 P4D 1a20c067 PUD 1a20d063 PMD 8000000019e000e1 
Oops: 0003 [#1] SMP PTI

The complete log is attached.

Bisection tells "x86/asm: Pin sensitive CR4 bits" (873d50d58) is the first "bad"
commit.  I can revert it and also "x86/asm: Pin sensitive CR0 bits" (8dbec27a2)
to make the kernel "seems to" work.

I'm not a kernel expert so I can't tell if there is a bug in Kees' patch, or his
patch exploits a bug in i915 or module loader.

My CPU is an i3-3217u.  If a kdump is helpful I'll try to gather it.
Xi Ruoyao <>
School of Aerospace Science and Technology, Xidian University

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