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Subject[PATCH 3.16 127/157] x86/entry/64: Use JMP instead of JMPQ
3.16.72-rc1 review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Josh Poimboeuf <>

commit 64dbc122b20f75183d8822618c24f85144a5a94d upstream.

Somehow the swapgs mitigation entry code patch ended up with a JMPQ
instruction instead of JMP, where only the short jump is needed. Some
assembler versions apparently fail to optimize JMPQ into a two-byte JMP
when possible, instead always using a 7-byte JMP with relocation. For
some reason that makes the entry code explode with a #GP during boot.

Change it back to "JMP" as originally intended.

Fixes: 18ec54fdd6d1 ("x86/speculation: Prepare entry code for Spectre v1 swapgs mitigations")
Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
[bwh: Backported to 3.16: adjust filename, context]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S
@@ -267,7 +267,7 @@ ENDPROC(native_usergs_sysret64)
- jmpq 2f
+ jmp 2f
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