doc: kernel-parameters.txt: fix documentation of nmi_watchdog parameter [Linux 5.3]

This Linux kernel change "doc: kernel-parameters.txt: fix documentation of nmi_watchdog parameter" is included in the Linux 5.3 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Tue May 21 10:32:08 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 93285c0 (patch). doc: kernel-parameters.txt: fix documentation of nmi_watchdog parameter The […]

doc: Fixup definition of rcupdate.rcu_task_stall_timeout [Linux 5.3]

This Linux kernel change "doc: Fixup definition of rcupdate.rcu_task_stall_timeout" is included in the Linux 5.3 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Sun Apr 14 11:11:03 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 588759a (patch). doc: Fixup definition of rcupdate.rcu_task_stall_timeout A positive value of rcupdate.rcu_task_stall_timeout […]

x86, boot: Remove multiple copy of static function sanitize_boot_params() [Linux 4.19.65]

This Linux kernel change "x86, boot: Remove multiple copy of static function sanitize_boot_params()" is included in the Linux 4.19.65 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Tue Jul 16 21:18:12 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 84ce045 (patch) which is from upstream commit 8c5477e. […]

xen/pv: Fix a boot up hang revealed by int3 self test [Linux 4.19.65]

This Linux kernel change "xen/pv: Fix a boot up hang revealed by int3 self test" is included in the Linux 4.19.65 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Sun Jul 14 17:15:32 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 11cb9f8 (patch) which is from upstream […]

x86, boot: Remove multiple copy of static function sanitize_boot_params() [Linux 4.14.137]

This Linux kernel change "x86, boot: Remove multiple copy of static function sanitize_boot_params()" is included in the Linux 4.14.137 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Tue Jul 16 21:18:12 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 1567b8a (patch) which is from upstream commit 8c5477e. […]

xen/pv: Fix a boot up hang revealed by int3 self test [Linux 4.14.137]

This Linux kernel change "xen/pv: Fix a boot up hang revealed by int3 self test" is included in the Linux 4.14.137 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Sun Jul 14 17:15:32 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 7cb3e16 (patch) which is from upstream […]

x86, boot: Remove multiple copy of static function sanitize_boot_params() [Linux 4.9.188]

This Linux kernel change "x86, boot: Remove multiple copy of static function sanitize_boot_params()" is included in the Linux 4.9.188 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Tue Jul 16 21:18:12 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is b2ca435 (patch) which is from upstream commit 8c5477e. […]

x86/speculation/mds: Apply more accurate check on hypervisor platform [Linux 4.9.187]

This Linux kernel change "x86/speculation/mds: Apply more accurate check on hypervisor platform" is included in the Linux 4.9.187 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Thu Jul 25 10:39:09 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 24db040 (patch) which is from upstream commit 517c3ba. The […]

x86/speculation/mds: Apply more accurate check on hypervisor platform [Linux 4.4.187]

This Linux kernel change "x86/speculation/mds: Apply more accurate check on hypervisor platform" is included in the Linux 4.4.187 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Thu Jul 25 10:39:09 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is cef8887 (patch) which is from upstream commit 517c3ba. The […]

x86/speculation: Remove redundant arch_smt_update() invocation [Linux 5.0]

This Linux kernel change "x86/speculation: Remove redundant arch_smt_update() invocation" is included in the Linux 5.0 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Thu Jan 17 02:10:59 2019 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 34d66ca (patch). x86/speculation: Remove redundant arch_smt_update() invocation With commit a74cfffb03b7 (“x86/speculation: Rework […]

x86/retpoline: Remove minimal retpoline support [Linux 4.14.86]

This Linux kernel change "x86/retpoline: Remove minimal retpoline support" is included in the Linux 4.14.86 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Fri Nov 2 01:45:41 2018 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 8bbb50b (patch) which is from upstream commit ef014aa. The same Linux upstream […]

x86/retpoline: Make CONFIG_RETPOLINE depend on compiler support [Linux 4.14.86]

This Linux kernel change "x86/retpoline: Make CONFIG_RETPOLINE depend on compiler support" is included in the Linux 4.14.86 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Fri Nov 2 01:45:41 2018 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is a9c9003 (patch) which is from upstream commit 4cd24de. The same […]

x86/speculation: Add RETPOLINE_AMD support to the inline asm CALL_NOSPEC variant [Linux 4.14.86]

This Linux kernel change "x86/speculation: Add RETPOLINE_AMD support to the inline asm CALL_NOSPEC variant" is included in the Linux 4.14.86 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Tue Sep 18 07:45:00 2018 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 46dfe55 (patch) which is from upstream commit […]

timers: Avoid an unnecessary iteration in __run_timers() [Linux 4.15]

This Linux kernel change "timers: Avoid an unnecessary iteration in __run_timers()" is included in the Linux 4.15 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Sun Oct 8 20:55:59 2017 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is c310ce4 (patch). timers: Avoid an unnecessary iteration in __run_timers() If […]

x86/mm/32: Initialize the CR4 shadow before __flush_tlb_all() [Linux 4.14.67]

This Linux kernel change "x86/mm/32: Initialize the CR4 shadow before __flush_tlb_all()" is included in the Linux 4.14.67 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Mon Jul 2 23:49:54 2018 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 979c7c0 (patch) which is from upstream commit 4fb5f58. The same […]

x86/microcode/intel: Fix memleak in save_microcode_patch() [Linux 4.14.67]

This Linux kernel change "x86/microcode/intel: Fix memleak in save_microcode_patch()" is included in the Linux 4.14.67 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Fri Jun 22 13:51:26 2018 +0200. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is b580cea (patch) which is from upstream commit 0218c76. The same Linux upstream […]

x86/mm/32: Initialize the CR4 shadow before __flush_tlb_all() [Linux 4.18]

This Linux kernel change "x86/mm/32: Initialize the CR4 shadow before __flush_tlb_all()" is included in the Linux 4.18 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Mon Jul 2 23:49:54 2018 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 4fb5f58 (patch). x86/mm/32: Initialize the CR4 shadow before __flush_tlb_all() On […]

x86/microcode/intel: Fix memleak in save_microcode_patch() [Linux 4.18]

This Linux kernel change "x86/microcode/intel: Fix memleak in save_microcode_patch()" is included in the Linux 4.18 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Fri Jun 22 13:51:26 2018 +0200. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 0218c76 (patch). x86/microcode/intel: Fix memleak in save_microcode_patch() Free useless ucode_patch entry when […]

drivers/firmware/dmi_scan.c: fetch dmi version from SMBIOS if it exists [Linux 3.8]

This Linux kernel change "drivers/firmware/dmi_scan.c: fetch dmi version from SMBIOS if it exists" is included in the Linux 3.8 release. This change is authored by Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan [at] oracle.com> on Thu Dec 20 15:05:14 2012 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 9f9c9cb (patch). drivers/firmware/dmi_scan.c: fetch dmi version from SMBIOS […]