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Re: [PATCH 02/11] x86/ucode/amd: Move check_final_patch_levels() to apply_microcode()

On 31.03.2020 12:05, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> The microcode revision of whichever CPU runs cpu_request_microcode() is not
> necessarily applicable to other CPUs.
> If the BIOS left us with asymmetric microcode, rejecting updates in
> cpu_request_microcode() would prevent us levelling the system even if only up
> to the final level.  Also, failing to cache microcode misses an opportunity to
> get beyond the final level via the S3 path.
> Move check_final_patch_levels() earlier and use it in apply_microcode().
> Reword the error message to be more informative, and use -ENXIO as this corner
> case has nothing to do with permissions.
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>



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