Re: [PATCH] x86, CPU, AMD: Add workaround for family 16h, erratum793

From: Aravind Gopalakrishnan
Date: Thu Jan 16 2014 - 12:58:33 EST

On 1/14/2014 2:38 PM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
Before you go and do that, just ask internally whether those workarounds are being delivered with AGESA instead. We don't want to have a fix in the kernel for *every* erratum if it can be helped. We're making an exception for this one because it can freeze the core just by executing a locked insn which can be done even in userspace.

Ok, So looks like workaround for E776 went in early, so it's probably safe to assume all BIOSes will have the fix.
The workaround for E792 was checked in this month and *will* be picked up by BIOS later..

We might want to still have a software fix for this just in case someone uses older BIOSes..

For future AMD patches, make sure to almost always use tip master, i.e. git:// to base your work off of.

I shall spin a patch on top of tip and send it out soon


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