[PATCH 0/5] Add a safe static_cpu_has variant

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Sun Jun 09 2013 - 06:08:04 EST

From: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxx>

As recently experienced, using static_cpu_has too early (before
alternatives have run) causes some obscure bugs and decyphering those
doesn't simply point to such premature usage.

Therefore, let's add a static_cpu_has_safe variant which always works
and can be used in early code.

Also, 2/5 adds a debugging option, the idea behind it being to enable
all sensible debugging code which we want to enable on x86 in order to
catch build and runtime issues. The idea is to save a bunch of time of
wading through "Kernel hacking" and staring at options. We'll see how
that actually pans out though.

Borislav Petkov (5):
x86, cpu: Add a synthetic cpu feature
x86, debug: Add a collect-all misc debug checks option
x86: Sanity-check static_cpu_has usage
x86: Add a static_cpu_has_safe variant
x86, FPU: Use static_cpu_has_safe before alternatives

arch/x86/Kconfig.debug | 12 ++++
arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeature.h | 118 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
arch/x86/include/asm/fpu-internal.h | 2 +-
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c | 16 +++++
4 files changed, 143 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)


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