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Subject[PATCH] x86/boot: Delay BSP init until after FPU initialization
FPU initialization handles the clearcpuid command line argument. If it
comes after BSP init, clearcpuid cannot be used to disable features that
trigger some parts of the BSP init code.

Signed-off-by: Mike Hommey <>
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c | 7 ++++---
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

I was trying to use clearcpuid=440 to disable X86_FEATURES_AMD_SSBD to
reproduce the behavior that happens on Zen/Zen+ on a Zen2 machine, but
that didn't work because the command line is handled after the setup for

I tought about either moving the command line handling earlier, but it
seems there wasn't a specific reason for BSP init being earlier than FPU
initialization so I went with reordering those instead.

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
index c5d6f17d9b9d..c3bbca91a14b 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
@@ -1261,9 +1261,6 @@ static void __init early_identify_cpu(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)

c->cpu_index = 0;
filter_cpuid_features(c, false);
- if (this_cpu->c_bsp_init)
- this_cpu->c_bsp_init(c);
} else {
@@ -1276,6 +1273,10 @@ static void __init early_identify_cpu(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)


+ if (have_cpuid_p()) {
+ if (this_cpu->c_bsp_init)
+ this_cpu->c_bsp_init(c);
+ }
#ifdef CONFIG_X86_32
* Regardless of whether PCID is enumerated, the SDM says
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