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Date:   Mon, 4 Mar 2019 10:52:19 -0800
From:   Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>
To:     Fenghua Yu <fenghua.yu@...el.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        H Peter Anvin <hpa@...or.com>,
        Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
        Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@...el.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Ravi V Shankar <ravi.v.shankar@...el.com>,
        Xiaoyao Li <xiaoyao.li@...el.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, x86 <x86@...nel.org>,
        kvm@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 04/17] x86/split_lock: Align x86_capability to unsigned
 long to avoid split locked access

On 3/1/19 6:44 PM, Fenghua Yu wrote:
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h
> index 33051436c864..eb8ae701ef65 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h
> @@ -93,7 +93,9 @@ struct cpuinfo_x86 {
>  	__u32			extended_cpuid_level;
>  	/* Maximum supported CPUID level, -1=no CPUID: */
>  	int			cpuid_level;
> -	__u32			x86_capability[NCAPINTS + NBUGINTS];
> +	/* Unsigned long alignment to avoid split lock in atomic bitmap ops */
> +	__u32			x86_capability[NCAPINTS + NBUGINTS]
> +				__aligned(sizeof(unsigned long));

I think this also warrants a comment in the changelog about the
alignment of 'struct cpuinfo_x86'.

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