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Date:	Sun, 8 Nov 2009 15:57:48 +0100
From:	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>
To:	Andreas Herrmann <herrmann.der.user@...glemail.com>
Cc:	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Borislav Petkov <borislav.petkov@....com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] x86, amd-ucode: Remove needless log messages


* Andreas Herrmann <herrmann.der.user@...glemail.com> wrote:

> 
> Signed-off-by: Andreas Herrmann <andreas.herrmann3@....com>
> ---
>  arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c |    9 +--------
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c b/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c
> index f4c538b..c043534 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c
> @@ -185,9 +181,6 @@ get_next_ucode(const u8 *buf, unsigned int size, unsigned int *mc_size)
>  
>  	total_size = (unsigned long) (section_hdr[4] + (section_hdr[5] << 8));
>  
> -	printk(KERN_DEBUG "microcode: size %u, total_size %u\n",
> -	       size, total_size);
> -

we should remove this one indeed.

> @@ -109,12 +109,8 @@ static int get_matching_microcode(int cpu, void *mc, int rev)
>  		return 0;
>  	}
>  
> -	if (mc_header->processor_rev_id != equiv_cpu_id) {
> -		printk(KERN_ERR	"microcode: CPU%d: patch mismatch "
> -		       "(processor_rev_id: %x, equiv_cpu_id: %x)\n",
> -		       cpu, mc_header->processor_rev_id, equiv_cpu_id);
> +	if (mc_header->processor_rev_id != equiv_cpu_id)
>  		return 0;
> -	}
>  
>  	/* ucode might be chipset specific -- currently we don't support this */
>  	if (mc_header->nb_dev_id || mc_header->sb_dev_id) {

but why remove this one? Someone tries to load a mismatching microcode 
file, isnt that some sort of bug in user-space? (Which ought to find out 
whether it has anything for the CPU at hand, and only attempt it if it's 
matching - or so.)

maybe it's not a KERN_ERR but KERN_INFO, but still.

	Ingo
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