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SubjectRe: [PATCH] idle/x86: remove the call to boot_init_stack_canary() from cpu_startup_entry()
On 19/10/2018 11:29, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> commit d7880812b359 ("idle: Add the stack canary init to
> cpu_startup_entry()") added the call to boot_init_stack_canary()
> in cpu_startup_entry() in an #ifdef CONFIG_X86 statement, with
> the intention to remove that #ifdef later.
> While implementing stack protector for powerpc, it has been
> observed that calling boot_init_stack_canary() is also needed
> for powerpc which uses per task (TLS) stack canary like the X86.
> However, calling boot_init_stack_canary() would break arches
> using global stack canary (ARM, SH, MIPS and XTENSA).
> Instead of adding modifying the #ifdef in a
> implemented the call to boot_init_stack_canary() in the function
> calling cpu_startup_entry()

I can't parse this sentence.

> On x86, we have two functions calling cpu_startup_entry():
> - start_secondary()
> - cpu_bringup_and_idle()
> start_secondary() already calls boot_init_stack_canary().
> This patch adds the call to boot_init_stack_canary() in
> cpu_bringup_and_idle() and removes it from cpu_startup_entry()
> Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <>

With the commit message made understandable you can add my

Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <>


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