Re: [GIT PULL] x86/microcode for v3.9-rc1

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Thu Feb 28 2013 - 18:24:54 EST

On 02/28/2013 03:16 PM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> Some strange build warnings I get here:
> arch/x86/kernel/microcode_intel_early.c: In function `get_matching_model_microcode.isra.3.constprop.9':
> arch/x86/kernel/microcode_intel_early.c:366:1: warning: the frame size of 1072 bytes is larger than 1024 bytes [-Wframe-larger-than=]
> arch/x86/kernel/microcode_intel_early.c: In function `save_mc_for_early':
> arch/x86/kernel/microcode_intel_early.c:550:1: warning: the frame size of 1040 bytes is larger than 1024 bytes [-Wframe-larger-than=]
> What's up?

gcc is warning that the function is using lots of stack. In the context
that it is running in this is most likely not a problem given how small
the overrun is, but it might be worthwhile to see if there is anything
which can be moved out to static storage or some other variant.

Static storage is tricky to use in this context since it runs in flat
linear mode (without paging, and therefore without the +3 GB offset) on
32 bits.


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