Re: [PATCH 1/2] x86/microcode: Update late microcode in parallel
From: Raj, Ashok
Date: Wed Aug 28 2019 - 15:45:28 EST
On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 09:13:31PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 05:56:30PM -0700, Raj, Ashok wrote:
> > > "Cloud customers have expressed discontent as services disappear for
> > > a prolonged time. The restriction is that only one core (or only one
> > > thread of a core in the case of an SMT system) goes through the update
> > > while other cores (or respectively, SMT threads) are quiesced."
> > the last line seems to imply that only one core can be updated at a time.
> Only one core *is* being updated at a time now, before the parallel
> loading patch. Look at the code. I'm talking about what the code does,
> not what the requirement is.
> Maybe it should not say "restriction" above but the sentence should
> start with: "Currently, only one core... "
That will help clear things up..
> Good mailing practices for 400: avoid top-posting and trim the reply.