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From: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
To: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: X86 ML <x86@kernel.org>, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] x86, head_32: Remove second CPUID detection from default_entry
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:15:41 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20130211171541.GD2683@pd.tnic> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <18557aed-383a-4454-8222-3d2c0f0a78be@email.android.com>

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 07:49:14AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> What about CPUs with inconsistent cpuid levels? Yes, they can and do
> happen, as we discussed on IRC.

Yes, this should still work. We're doing the EFLAGS.ID dance right at
the beginning of default_entry on each cpu and cache cpuld level in
new_cpu_data for the time we're in this code.

What this particular patch removes is the yet-another EFLAGS.ID dance
which we IMHO unnecessarily did after enabling paging.

So basically nothing changes wrt handling inconsistent cpuid levels and
MSR mis-programming - we still should be taking care of those cases.

Thanks.

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

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  reply	other threads:[~2013-02-11 17:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-02-11 14:22 [PATCH 0/4 -v3] x86, head_32: Some cleanups Borislav Petkov
2013-02-11 14:22 ` [PATCH 1/4] x86, head_32: Remove i386 pieces Borislav Petkov
2013-02-13  0:07   ` [tip:x86/asm] " tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2013-02-11 14:22 ` [PATCH 2/4] x86: Detect CPUID support early at boot Borislav Petkov
2013-02-13  0:09   ` [tip:x86/asm] " tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2013-02-11 14:22 ` [PATCH 3/4] x86, head_32: Remove second CPUID detection from default_entry Borislav Petkov
2013-02-11 15:49   ` H. Peter Anvin
2013-02-11 17:15     ` Borislav Petkov [this message]
2013-02-11 17:21       ` H. Peter Anvin
2013-02-13  0:10   ` [tip:x86/asm] " tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2013-02-11 14:22 ` [PATCH 4/4] x86, head_32: Give the 6 label a real name Borislav Petkov
2013-02-13  0:11   ` [tip:x86/asm] " tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2013-02-11 16:56 ` [PATCH 0/4 -v3] x86, head_32: Some cleanups H. Peter Anvin

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