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Subject[PATCH 2/5] x86, microcode, AMD: Add a reusable buffer
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From: Borislav Petkov <borislav.petkov@amd.com>

Add a simple 4K page which gets allocated on driver init and freed on
driver exit instead of vmalloc'ing small buffers for each ucode patch.

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <borislav.petkov@amd.com>
---
arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c | 8 ++++++++
1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c b/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c
index e8a68c2..9129c69 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c
@@ -71,6 +71,9 @@ struct microcode_amd {

static struct equiv_cpu_entry *equiv_cpu_table;

+/* page-sized ucode patch buffer */
+void *patch;
+
static int collect_cpu_info_amd(int cpu, struct cpu_signature *csig)
{
struct cpuinfo_x86 *c = &cpu_data(cpu);
@@ -351,9 +354,14 @@ static struct microcode_ops microcode_amd_ops = {

struct microcode_ops * __init init_amd_microcode(void)
{
+ patch = (void *)get_zeroed_page(GFP_KERNEL);
+ if (!patch)
+ return NULL;
+
return &microcode_amd_ops;
}

void __exit exit_amd_microcode(void)
{
+ free_page((unsigned long)patch);
}
--
1.7.8.rc0


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