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  • x86 CPU Changes For Linux 5.3 Bring Intel UMWAIT, Zhaoxin, Engineering Train Wreck

    Phoronix: x86 CPU Changes For Linux 5.3 Bring Intel UMWAIT, Zhaoxin, Engineering Train Wreck

    Thomas Gleixner sent in his various x86 code updates early this morning for the just kicked off Linux 5.3 kernel cycle...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...86-CPU-Changes

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    It seems 5.3 will also contain the fixes for the dreaded "No irq handler for vector" message.
    http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...7.1/00155.html

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      That's some pretty strong language there about the FSGSBASE code being an "Engineering Trainwreck", but it's probably warranted if what the kernel devs who have had a closer look at the code is anything to go on. Actually, the description is probably fairly tame considering I'd have called it a "Sh*tshow" or a "Trashfire" had something like that landed on my desk.
      "Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

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