Re: [PATCH] x86, microcode: Don't initialize microcode code on paravirt

From: Greg KH
Date: Mon Dec 01 2014 - 20:28:32 EST

On Mon, Dec 01, 2014 at 04:27:44PM -0500, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
> Paravirtual guests are not expected to load microcode into processors
> and therefore it is not necessary to initialize microcode loading
> logic.
> In fact, under certain circumstances initializing this logic may cause
> the guest to crash. Specifically, 32-bit kernels use __pa_nodebug()
> macro which does not work in Xen (the code path that leads to this macro
> happens during resume when we call mc_bp_resume()->load_ucode_ap()
> ->check_loader_disabled_ap())
> Signed-off-by: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/core.c | 2 +-
> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)


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