Re: [PATCH] treewide: replace RETPOLINE with CONFIG_RETPOLINE

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Fri Dec 21 2018 - 05:47:18 EST

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 05:33:47PM +0800, WANG Chao wrote:
> On 12/11/18 at 12:37P, WANG Chao wrote:
> > Since commit 4cd24de3a098 ("x86/retpoline: Make CONFIG_RETPOLINE depend
> > on compiler support"), RETPOLINE has been replaced by CONFIG_RETPOLINE.
> >
> > Fixes: 4cd24de3a098 ("x86/retpoline: Make CONFIG_RETPOLINE depend on compiler support")
> > Signed-off-by: WANG Chao <>
> ping ...

This one somehow slipped through the cracks... :-\

Ok, let's see: this could be relevant for the case when a module built
with a compiler which doesn't support retpolines, gets loaded on a
system which is built with retpolines.

Which is pretty seldom as the majority of setups out there should have
a retpoline-enabled compiler. And should not allow loading external
modules anyway, but that's a different story.

So, this close to the merge window, I'm inclined to delay this one after
it and have it take the x86/urgent fixes path. Unless someone screams
and says that patch breaks his system. I haven't seen any reports about
it so far so...



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