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Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:36:54 +0000
From: Alan Cox <alan@...ux.intel.com>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>, Andy Lutomirski
	 <luto@...nel.org>
Cc: the arch/x86 maintainers <x86@...nel.org>, LKML
 <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, Greg Kroah-Hartman
 <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,  Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>, Samuel Neves
 <samuel.c.p.neves@...il.com>, Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
 Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>, Borislav Petkov
 <bp@...en8.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86/retpoline/entry: Disable the entire SYSCALL64 fast
 path with retpolines on

> And if we ever get CPU's that have this all fixed, we can re-visit
> introducing the fastpath. But this is all very messy and it doesn't
> seem worth it right now.

We already have CPUs it doesn't affect - older Atom for one and I
believe some or all of the VIA ones (still trying to get a definitive
confirmation).

Alan

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