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Date:   Wed, 9 Jan 2019 11:48:52 +0800
From:   WANG Chao <chao.wang@...oud.cn>
To:     Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, stable@...r.kernel.org,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan@...cle.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        David Woodhouse <dwmw@...zon.co.uk>,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@...cle.com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>,
        Michal Marek <michal.lkml@...kovi.net>,
        srinivas.eeda@...cle.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] treewide: replace RETPOLINE with CONFIG_RETPOLINE

On 12/21/18 at 11:47P, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 05:33:47PM +0800, WANG Chao wrote:
> > On 12/11/18 at 12:37P, WANG Chao wrote:
> > > Since commit 4cd24de3a098 ("x86/retpoline: Make CONFIG_RETPOLINE depend
> > > on compiler support"), RETPOLINE has been replaced by CONFIG_RETPOLINE.
> > > 
> > > Fixes: 4cd24de3a098 ("x86/retpoline: Make CONFIG_RETPOLINE depend on compiler support")
> > > Signed-off-by: WANG Chao <chao.wang@...oud.cn>
> > 
> > ping ...
> 
> This one somehow slipped through the cracks... :-\
> 
> Ok, let's see: this could be relevant for the case when a module built
> with a compiler which doesn't support retpolines, gets loaded on a
> system which is built with retpolines.
> 
> Which is pretty seldom as the majority of setups out there should have
> a retpoline-enabled compiler. And should not allow loading external
> modules anyway, but that's a different story.
> 
> So, this close to the merge window, I'm inclined to delay this one after
> it and have it take the x86/urgent fixes path. Unless someone screams
> and says that patch breaks his system. I haven't seen any reports about
> it so far so...

Hi, Boris.

Please pick up this one in x86/urgent.

Thanks
Chao

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