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Re: [PATCH 00/39 v7] PTI support for x86-32




On Wed 2018-07-11 09:28:39, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 4:30 AM Joerg Roedel <joro@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I did the load-testing again with 'perf top', the ldt_gdt
> > self-test and a kernel-compile running in a loop again.
> 
> So none of the patches looked scary to me, but then, neither did
> earlier versions.
> 
> It's the testing that worries me most. Pretty much no developers run
> 32-bit any more, and I'd be most worried about the odd interactions
> that might be hw-specific. Some crazy EFI mapping setup or the similar
> odd case that simply requires a particular configuration or setup.

I tested previous version of the series, and I keep testing -next on
thinkpad X60 every week or so. I try to test every major release on
T40p.

> But I guess those issues will never be found until we just spring this
> all on the unsuspecting public.

Sounds like a plan. Testing gets easier once patch reaches -next or
mainline...

									Pavel
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