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From: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
To: Chao Gao <chao.gao@intel.com>
Cc: xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org,
	"Roger Pau Monné" <roger.pau@citrix.com>,
	"Ashok Raj" <ashok.raj@intel.com>, "Wei Liu" <wl@xen.org>,
	"Andrew Cooper" <andrew.cooper3@citrix.com>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 12/15] microcode: reduce memory allocation and copy when creating a patch
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:47:15 +0200
Message-ID: <a970ab03-c8a6-0a09-574d-1e46ecde996e@suse.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1566177928-19114-13-git-send-email-chao.gao@intel.com>

On 19.08.2019 03:25, Chao Gao wrote:
> @@ -542,29 +505,21 @@ static struct microcode_patch *cpu_request_microcode(const void *buf,
>      while ( (error = get_ucode_from_buffer_amd(mc_amd, buf, bufsize,
>                                                 &offset)) == 0 )
>      {
> -        struct microcode_patch *new_patch = alloc_microcode_patch(mc_amd);
> -
> -        if ( IS_ERR(new_patch) )
> -        {
> -            error = PTR_ERR(new_patch);
> -            break;
> -        }
> -
>          /*
> -         * If the new patch covers current CPU, compare patches and store the
> +         * If the new ucode covers current CPU, compare ucodes and store the
>           * one with higher revision.
>           */
> -        if ( (microcode_fits(new_patch->mc_amd) != MIS_UCODE) &&
> -             (!patch || (compare_patch(new_patch, patch) == NEW_UCODE)) )
> +#define REV_ID(mpb) (((struct microcode_header_amd *)(mpb))->processor_rev_id)
> +        if ( (microcode_fits(mc_amd) != MIS_UCODE) &&
> +             (!saved || (REV_ID(mc_amd->mpb) > REV_ID(saved))) )
> +#undef REV_ID

I'm not happy with this helper #define, the more that "saved" already is
of the correct type. compare_patch() in reality only acts on the header,
so I'd suggest having that function forward to a new compare_header()
(or some other suitable name) and use that new function here as well.

> @@ -379,47 +360,47 @@ static struct microcode_patch *cpu_request_microcode(const void *buf,
>  {
>      long offset = 0;
>      int error = 0;
> -    void *mc;
> +    struct microcode_intel *mc, *saved = NULL;
>      struct microcode_patch *patch = NULL;
>  
> -    while ( (offset = get_next_ucode_from_buffer(&mc, buf, size, offset)) > 0 )
> +    while ( (offset = get_next_ucode_from_buffer((void **)&mc, buf,

Casts like this make me rather nervous. Please see about getting rid of
it (by using a union or a 2nd local variable).

Jan

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Thread overview: 57+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-19  1:25 [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 00/15] improve late microcode loading Chao Gao
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 01/15] microcode/intel: extend microcode_update_match() Chao Gao
2019-08-28 15:12   ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-29  7:15     ` Chao Gao
2019-08-29  7:14       ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 02/15] microcode/amd: fix memory leak Chao Gao
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 03/15] microcode/amd: distinguish old and mismatched ucode in microcode_fits() Chao Gao
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 04/15] microcode: introduce a global cache of ucode patch Chao Gao
2019-08-22 11:11   ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-28 15:21   ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-29 10:18   ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 05/15] microcode: clean up microcode_resume_cpu Chao Gao
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 06/15] microcode: remove struct ucode_cpu_info Chao Gao
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 07/15] microcode: remove pointless 'cpu' parameter Chao Gao
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 08/15] microcode/amd: call svm_host_osvw_init() in common code Chao Gao
2019-08-22 13:08   ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-28 15:26   ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 09/15] microcode: pass a patch pointer to apply_microcode() Chao Gao
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 10/15] microcode: split out apply_microcode() from cpu_request_microcode() Chao Gao
2019-08-22 13:59   ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-29 10:06     ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-30  3:22       ` Chao Gao
2019-08-30  7:25         ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-29 10:19   ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 11/15] microcode: unify loading update during CPU resuming and AP wakeup Chao Gao
2019-08-22 14:10   ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-22 16:44     ` Chao Gao
2019-08-23  9:09       ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-29  7:37         ` Chao Gao
2019-08-29  8:16           ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-29 10:26           ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-29 10:29   ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 12/15] microcode: reduce memory allocation and copy when creating a patch Chao Gao
2019-08-23  8:11   ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-26  7:03     ` Chao Gao
2019-08-26  8:11       ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-29 10:47   ` Jan Beulich [this message]
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 13/15] x86/microcode: Synchronize late microcode loading Chao Gao
2019-08-19 10:27   ` Sergey Dyasli
2019-08-19 14:49     ` Chao Gao
2019-08-29 12:06   ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-30  3:30     ` Chao Gao
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 14/15] microcode: remove microcode_update_lock Chao Gao
2019-08-19  1:25 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 15/15] microcode: block #NMI handling when loading an ucode Chao Gao
2019-08-23  8:46   ` Sergey Dyasli
2019-08-26  8:07     ` Chao Gao
2019-08-27  4:52       ` Chao Gao
2019-08-28  8:52         ` Sergey Dyasli
2019-08-29 12:11         ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-30  6:35           ` Chao Gao
2019-09-09  5:52             ` Chao Gao
2019-09-09  6:16               ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-29 12:22   ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-30  6:33     ` Chao Gao
2019-08-30  7:30       ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-22  7:51 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 00/15] improve late microcode loading Sergey Dyasli
2019-08-22 15:39   ` Chao Gao

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