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Subject[PATCH] x86-32: Fix alignment of alternative instruction entries
The altinstruction_entry macro was originally used only on x86-64,
and assumed 64-bit pointers and alignment.

Commit b4ca46e4e82a0a5976fe5eab85be585d75f8202f ("x86-32: Fix boot
with CONFIG_X86_INVD_BUG") introduced a use of the macro on x86-32.
Before this, the 64-bit pointers had been replaced by 32-bit offsets,
so it worked - in at least one case. However, the alignment is still
wrong for x86-32, which can result in zero-padding between entries and
a BUG in apply_alternatives.

Reported-by: Andres Salomon <>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h
index 4554cc6..d00dc2a 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative-asm.h
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@

.macro altinstruction_entry orig alt feature orig_len alt_len
- .align 8
.long \orig - .
.long \alt - .
.word \feature

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