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SubjectRe: [PATCH 46/52] arm: Add BTB invalidation on switch_mm for Cortex-A9, A12 and A17
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On 02/26/2018 06:45 PM, Will Deacon wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 06:40:42PM +0800, Alex Shi wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 02/26/2018 06:05 PM, Greg KH wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 04:20:20PM +0800, Alex Shi wrote:
>>>> From: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com>
>>>>
>>>> ** Not yet queued for inclusion in mainline **
>>>
>>> As Marc said, this should have been a HUGE clue that we can't take this
>>> patch. Please go re-read
>>> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/stable-kernel-rules.html
>>>
>>
>> Thanks for comments, Greg!
>>
>> I read the rules for several times, and thought it maybe a exception for
>> this bug fix. But since MarcZ said so. We can wait. :)
>
> The reason I added the disclaimer to the commit message was precisely to
> avoid these things accidentally going into stable. If stable diverges
> significantly from mainline, it's just going to make backports of other
> patches more difficult. So no, we shouldn't be considering an exception
> for this.
>

Hi Will,

Got it. Thanks for explanations!
I remove all non upstream patches and put it on

git://git.linaro.org/kernel/linux-linaro-stable.git
v4.9-spectre-upstream-only

If other patches passed review. it could be got as whole branch from there.

Thanks
Alex

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