Re: [PATCH 3/6] x86/cpu: proc - remove "wp" status line in cpuinfo

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Tue Feb 14 2017 - 11:20:46 EST

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 10:12:09PM +0100, Mathias Krause wrote:
> As of commit a5c2a893dbd4 ("x86, 386 removal: Remove
> CONFIG_X86_WP_WORKS_OK") the kernel won't boot if CR0.WP isn't working
> correctly. This makes a process reading this file always see "wp : yes"
> here -- otherwise there would be no process to begin with ;)
> As this status line in /proc/cpuinfo serves no purpose for quite some
> time now, get rid of it.

Right, sure, except /proc/cpuinfo's format is kind of an ABI and scripts
rely on it, I'm being told. TBH, I'd remove that wp:-line too but this
is just me. tip guys' call.

FWIW, for all three:

Acked-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxx>


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