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SubjectRe: linux-next: Tree for Aug 27 (objtool)
On Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:23:51 +0900
Masami Hiramatsu <> wrote:

> > Actually I wonder if X86_DECODER_SELFTEST is even still needed these
> > days, since objtool is enabled on default configs. Objtool already uses
> > the decoder to disassemble every instruction in the kernel (except for a
> > few whitelisted files).
> Sometimes it have found bugs, so I would like to keep it. That test runs
> build time and in-kernel decoder is somewhat critical. It is better to
> run a test before install it.

But yes, I think it may not need to run always anymore. So let's make it
disabled by default.

Thank you,

Masami Hiramatsu <>

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