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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: Enable MRS emulation early
On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 12:36:29PM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 12:32:07PM +0100, Dave P Martin wrote:

[...]

> > I don't think the hwcaps shouldn't change after entry to userspace,
> > so it really doesn't matter whether HWCAP_CPUID is set before or
> > after registration: for userspace it should all already have happened.
>
> Good point, I forgot about this.
>
> > It looks to me like all initcalls are called in the same kernel thread
> > that execs the initramfs init process, before the exec.
> >
> > So I still don't see how a built-in late initcall can not have been
> > called before entry to userspace.
> >
> > The patch seems to demonstrate that I'm wrong though.
> > What am I missing?
>
> I also wondered about this. I think is the kernel invoking modprobe
> before the actual init/linuxrc in an initrd.

Ah, right. Could that be a bug, do you think?

I wonder whether it's even well-defined how early that can happen.
i.e., which initcall level is guaranteed early enough to prevent this?

Cheers
---Dave

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