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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.4 15/50] s390/alternative: use a copy of the facility bit mask
On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 09:37:20AM +0200, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> On 04/27/2018, 03:58 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > 4.4-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> >
> > ------------------
> >
> > From: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
> >
> >
> > [ Upstream commit cf1489984641369611556bf00c48f945c77bcf02 ]
> >
> > To be able to switch off specific CPU alternatives with kernel parameters
> > make a copy of the facility bit mask provided by STFLE and use the copy
> > for the decision to apply an alternative.
> ...
> > --- a/arch/s390/include/asm/facility.h
> > +++ b/arch/s390/include/asm/facility.h
> > @@ -13,6 +13,24 @@
> >
> > #define MAX_FACILITY_BIT (256*8) /* stfle_fac_list has 256 bytes */
>
> I wonder if the below (plus __test_facility) is correct in 4.4, given
> MAX_FACILITY_BIT is defined as such and not as sizeof(stfle_fac_list *
> 8) as in upstream?

I'm going to defer to Marin here, as he did the backport...
Martin?

thanks,

greg k-h

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