Re: [PATCH] fix x86 cpuid keys used in alternative_smp()

From: Jan Beulich
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 02:26:05 EST

>> By hard-coding the cpuid keys for alternative_smp() rather than using
>> the symbolic constant it turned out that incorrect values were used on
>> both i386 (0x68 instead of 0x69) and x86-64 (0x66 instead of 0x68).
>Thanks. Applied.
>I wonder if that was the reason why the .fill misassembly the
> (10.1) binutils commits (see recent discuss report from
>Rafael) didn't cause crashes on UP machines. Do you have
>an opinion on that?

That is well possible - I saw the mail, and I also wondered why this
wouldn't result in a broken kernel.

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