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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/13] x86/microcode/intel: Rename update_match_revision()
On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 05:23:18PM +0100, Quentin Casasnovas wrote:
> Minor nit-pick, if you reverse your inequality, you don't need for the
> ternary operator.

Yeah, so I started looking at that and it seems the rabbit hole goes
deeper.

Let's look at the call to revision_is_newer() in _save_mc():

save_mc:

new_rev = mc_hdr->rev;

...

if (!revision_is_newer(mc_hdr, new_rev))
->
if (!((mc_hdr->rev <= new_rev) ? 0 : 1))
->
if (!((mc_hdr->rev <= mc_hdr->rev) ? 0 : 1))
->
if (!0)
->
if (1)
continue;

So basically @new_rev was wrong to use there in the first place. And it
is there since it got committed in 3.13. If anything, it should've been
old_rev FAIK, or

if (!revision_is_newer(mc_saved_hdr, new_rev))

... whateva...

And to confirm this and so I can stop rubbing my eyes, let's look at the
asm:

*
* Returns: The updated number @num_saved of saved microcode patches.
*/
static unsigned int _save_mc(struct microcode_intel **mc_saved,
u8 *ucode_ptr, unsigned int num_saved)
{
ffffffff81033f25: 4c 89 65 e0 mov %r12,-0x20(%rbp)
ffffffff81033f29: 4c 89 6d e8 mov %r13,-0x18(%rbp)
ffffffff81033f2d: 49 89 f4 mov %rsi,%r12


ucode_ptr lands in %r12

...

new_rev = mc_hdr->rev;
ffffffff81033f4f: 45 8b 74 24 04 mov 0x4(%r12),%r14d


new_rev is the second unsigned int in the struct thus new_rev = %r14d = *(%r12 + 4)

...

if (!revision_is_newer(mc_hdr, new_rev))
ffffffff81033f70: 45 3b 74 24 04 cmp 0x4(%r12),%r14d
ffffffff81033f75: 73 21 jae ffffffff81033f98 <_save_mc+0x88>


So we practically end up doing

cmpl 0x4(%r12), 0x4(%r12)

and gcc doesn't optimize it away even.


Oh well, let's kill this function completely:


---
From: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:50:57 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] x86/microcode/intel: Get rid of revision_is_newer()

It is a one-liner for checking microcode header revisions. On top of
that, it can be used wrong as it was the case in _save_mc(). Get rid of
it.

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
---
arch/x86/include/asm/microcode_intel.h | 6 ------
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_early.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_lib.c | 6 +++---
3 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/microcode_intel.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/microcode_intel.h
index 2b9209c46ca9..a4df6d292228 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/microcode_intel.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/microcode_intel.h
@@ -60,12 +60,6 @@ extern int get_matching_microcode(unsigned int csig, int cpf, int rev, void *mc)
extern int microcode_sanity_check(void *mc, int print_err);
extern int get_matching_sig(unsigned int csig, int cpf, int rev, void *mc);

-static inline int
-revision_is_newer(struct microcode_header_intel *mc_header, int rev)
-{
- return (mc_header->rev <= rev) ? 0 : 1;
-}
-
#ifdef CONFIG_MICROCODE_INTEL_EARLY
extern void __init load_ucode_intel_bsp(void);
extern void load_ucode_intel_ap(void);
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_early.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_early.c
index 98d320c25dff..edae46ebdf32 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_early.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_early.c
@@ -262,7 +262,7 @@ static unsigned int _save_mc(struct microcode_intel **mc_saved,

found = 1;

- if (!revision_is_newer(mc_hdr, new_rev))
+ if (mc_hdr->rev <= mc_saved_hdr->rev)
continue;

/*
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_lib.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_lib.c
index cd47a510a3f1..63b0a2e059ee 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_lib.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_lib.c
@@ -154,13 +154,13 @@ int get_matching_sig(unsigned int csig, int cpf, int rev, void *mc)
/*
* Returns 1 if update has been found, 0 otherwise.
*/
-int get_matching_microcode(unsigned int csig, int cpf, int rev, void *mc)
+int get_matching_microcode(unsigned int csig, int cpf, int new_rev, void *mc)
{
struct microcode_header_intel *mc_hdr = mc;

- if (!revision_is_newer(mc_hdr, rev))
+ if (mc_hdr->rev <= new_rev)
return 0;

- return get_matching_sig(csig, cpf, rev, mc);
+ return get_matching_sig(csig, cpf, new_rev, mc);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(get_matching_microcode);
--
2.3.5
--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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