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From: Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@amd.com>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>, X86 ML <x86@kernel.org>
Cc: Arjan Van De Ven <arjan.van.de.ven@intel.com>,
	Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/7] x86/microcode: Synchronize late microcode loading
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 16:09:31 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <c8a59153-8ec3-a236-2def-8d3974c3807c@amd.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180228102846.13447-8-bp@alien8.de>

On 2/28/2018 4:28 AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> From: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
> 
> Original idea by Ashok, completely rewritten by Borislav.
> 
> Before you read any further: the early loading method is still the
> preferred one and you should always do that. The following patch is
> improving the late loading mechanism for long running jobs and cloud use
> cases.
> 
> Gather all cores and serialize the microcode update on them by doing it
> one-by-one to make the late update process as reliable as possible and
> avoid potential issues caused by the microcode update.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
> [Rewrite completely. ]
> Co-developed-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
> Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
> ---
>  arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/core.c | 118 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
>  1 file changed, 92 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)
> 

Reviewed-by: Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@amd.com>

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-03-05 22:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-28 10:28 [PATCH 0/7] x86/microcode: Improve late loading Borislav Petkov
2018-02-28 10:28 ` [PATCH 1/7] x86/microcode: Get rid of struct apply_microcode_ctx Borislav Petkov
2018-03-08  9:25   ` [tip:x86/pti] " tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2018-02-28 10:28 ` [PATCH 2/7] x86/microcode/intel: Check microcode revision before updating sibling threads Borislav Petkov
2018-03-08  9:25   ` [tip:x86/pti] " tip-bot for Ashok Raj
2018-02-28 10:28 ` [PATCH 3/7] x86/microcode/intel: Writeback and invalidate caches before updating microcode Borislav Petkov
2018-03-08  9:26   ` [tip:x86/pti] " tip-bot for Ashok Raj
2018-02-28 10:28 ` [PATCH 4/7] x86/microcode: Do not upload microcode if CPUs are offline Borislav Petkov
2018-02-28 13:11   ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
2018-02-28 13:26     ` Raj, Ashok
2018-02-28 19:07       ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
2018-03-05 22:06   ` Tom Lendacky
2018-03-08  9:26   ` [tip:x86/pti] " tip-bot for Ashok Raj
2018-02-28 10:28 ` [PATCH 5/7] x86/microcode/intel: Look into the patch cache first Borislav Petkov
2018-03-08  9:27   ` [tip:x86/pti] " tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2018-02-28 10:28 ` [PATCH 6/7] x86/microcode: Request microcode on the BSP Borislav Petkov
2018-03-05 22:08   ` Tom Lendacky
2018-03-08  9:27   ` [tip:x86/pti] " tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2018-02-28 10:28 ` [PATCH 7/7] x86/microcode: Synchronize late microcode loading Borislav Petkov
2018-02-28 13:59   ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
2018-02-28 14:08     ` Borislav Petkov
2018-02-28 17:48       ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
2018-03-05 22:09   ` Tom Lendacky [this message]
2018-03-08  9:28   ` [tip:x86/pti] " tip-bot for Ashok Raj
2018-03-05 22:12 ` [PATCH 0/7] x86/microcode: Improve late loading Tom Lendacky
2018-03-05 23:51   ` Raj, Ashok

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