Re: [PATCH 1/6] x86: drop unneded members of struct cpuinfo_x86

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue Feb 14 2017 - 13:47:19 EST

On 02/14/17 09:56, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> Well, almost. You need the wp_works_ok removal patch too, otherwise you
>> have the 3 bytes hole below.
> That's because you removed a char in commit 93a829e8e2c292f1
> ("x86, cpu: Convert FDIV bug detection), without compensating with padding ;-)

Padding isn't a problem (other than efficiency) for a structure which is
strictly internal to the kernel as opposed to an ABI structure.