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    Phoronix: Linux 5.0-rc5 Released: This Kernel Release Is Calming Down Nicely

    Linus Torvalds just issued the fifth weekly release candidate for the upcoming Linux 5.0 kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...0-rc5-Released

  • #2
    Typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    better handling of AMD CPU microcde versions

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    • #3
      A bad coding style, they will not fix this:
      https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...s.c?h=v5.0-rc5
      line 524:
      pr_err("Spectre mitigation: kernel not compiled with retpoline; no mitigation available!");

      They should remove that line, every error causes boot flashing. The user that configures kernel knows if the retpoline fix is needed or not.

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      • #4
        They should?
        Fill a bug!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by debianxfce View Post
          A bad coding style, they will not fix this:
          https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...s.c?h=v5.0-rc5
          line 524:
          pr_err("Spectre mitigation: kernel not compiled with retpoline; no mitigation available!");

          They should remove that line, every error causes boot flashing. The user that configures kernel knows if the retpoline fix is needed or not.
          Obviously in your case the user has no idea what he's doing. If you did have an in-order CPU that didn't need mitigations that message would not have been shown.

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