Re: [PATCH 1/2] AMD errata checking framework

From: Hans Rosenfeld
Date: Mon Jun 14 2010 - 08:34:01 EST

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 04:14:31PM -0400, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 06/11/2010 06:25 AM, Hans Rosenfeld wrote:
> > +
> > +/*
> > + * Check for the presence of an AMD erratum.
> > + * Arguments are defined in processor.h for each known erratum.
> > + */
> > +bool cpu_has_amd_erratum(const struct cpuinfo_x86 *cpu, bool osvw, ...)
> > +{
> /home/hpa/kernel/linux-2.6-tip.cpu/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/amd.c: In
> function ?cpu_has_amd_erratum?:
> /home/hpa/kernel/linux-2.6-tip.cpu/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/amd.c:635: error:
> expected expression before ?do?
> /home/hpa/kernel/linux-2.6-tip.cpu/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/amd.c:636: error:
> expected expression before ?do?
> /home/hpa/kernel/linux-2.6-tip.cpu/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/amd.c:632:
> warning: unused variable ?t?

Umpf. It seems like I underestimated the brokenness of rdmsrl() etc..
A new patch set will follow shortly. I also added va_end() calls where
necessary and replaced static_cpu_has() with cpu_has().

> Also, the use of divide and modulo when shifts and masks work are
> generally frowned upon in Linux as a matter of style.

While I agree in principle, I think that in this special case the
divide and modulo by 64 make it easier to understand what the code
does on the first look. But if you insist I will send another patch
set that replaces divide and modulo with shifts and masks.


%SYSTEM-F-ANARCHISM, The operating system has been overthrown

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