Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the tip tree

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon Jan 20 2014 - 03:27:14 EST

On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 11:45:43PM -0500, Len Brown wrote:
> +static void mwait_idle(void)
> +{
> + mwait_idle_with_hints(0, 0);
> +}
> +
> The reason the patch above will crash Core2 machines is because
> core2 machines don't support mwait_idle_with_hints().
> The calling sequence for old and new MWAIT instructions is different.
> The former must be invoked with interrupts enabled,
> and the later can be invoked with interrupts disabled,
> which is a feature that Linux takes advantage of.

What old and new? They're the same byte sequence: 0x0f 0x01 0xc9

And your 'old' __sti_mwait(0,0) has the exact same arguments as

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