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SubjectRe: [git pull] x86 fixes (NOPL issue)
On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 7:22 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
> Hi Linus,
>
> Please pull:
>
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip.git x86-fixes-for-linus-2
>
> H. Peter Anvin (4):
> x86: boot: stub out unimplemented CPU feature words
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
> index 80ab20d..0785b3c 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
> @@ -13,6 +13,7 @@
> #include <asm/mtrr.h>
> #include <asm/mce.h>
> #include <asm/pat.h>
> +#include <asm/asm.h>
> #ifdef CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC
> #include <asm/mpspec.h>
> #include <asm/apic.h>
> @@ -341,6 +342,35 @@ static void __init early_cpu_detect(void)
> early_get_cap(c);
> }
>
> +/*
> + * The NOPL instruction is supposed to exist on all CPUs with
> + * family >= 6, unfortunately, that's not true in practice because
> + * of early VIA chips and (more importantly) broken virtualizers that
> + * are not easy to detect. Hence, probe for it based on first
> + * principles.
> + */

if so, should only test on VIA chips.

YH


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