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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.9 43/92] x86/pti: Do not enable PTI on CPUs which are not vulnerable to Meltdown
On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 01:34:07PM +0000, Nick Lowe wrote:
> Hi,
>
> This does not seem to have subsumed the AMD specific code in
>
> x86/pti: Do not enable PTI on CPUs which are not vulnerable to Meltdown
> Commit a8799fd14d9f7f385a5a5c86cde247caf4bb0320
>
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?h=v4.9.81&id=a8799fd14d9f7f385a5a5c86cde247caf4bb0320
>
> x86/kaiser: Check boottime cmdline params
> Commit 8018307a45a90ab2eecfd03d48b7efb31707df37
>
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/arch/x86/mm/kaiser.c?h=v4.9.75&id=8018307a45a90ab2eecfd03d48b7efb31707df37
>
> Here, we can see:
>
> +skip:
> + if (boot_cpu_data.x86_vendor == X86_VENDOR_AMD)
> + goto disable;
>
> Refer to 4.9.81's kaiser.c
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/tree/arch/x86/mm/kaiser.c?h=v4.9.81
>
> Also 4.4.115's kaiser.c
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/tree/arch/x86/mm/kaiser.c?h=v4.4.115

So, any hints on what you think should be the correct fix here?

thanks,

greg k-h

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