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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] x86: Track minimum microcode revision globally v2
> This would really much better live in common code where it can be
> preemptible in some sites. There really is no need for this to be
> non-preemptible.

Okay I can look. But you're really optimizing the wrong things here.
Even on a 4096 CPU system such a loop is miniscule compared to the
actual cost of the microcode update, which stops the complete CPU
for quite some time.

Basically microcode updates and low latency are incompatible
Don't do it when it hurts.

Unfortunately i'm changing all the callers two patches further,
so it'll be messy too.

-Andi

--
ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only


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