Thanks to all the recent x86 entry code refactoring, most tasks' kernel
stacks start at the same offset right below their saved pt_regs,
regardless of which syscall was used to enter the kernel.  That creates
a nice convention which makes it straightforward to identify the end of
the stack, which can be useful [*] for the unwinder.

But there a few places where tasks don't yet follow the convention.
This patch set finishes the job.

[*] This will be useful for three upcoming proposed features:

- Detecting corrupt stacks in the unwinder (which will also be a force
  for ensuring this end of stack convention continues to be followed in
  the future).

- Printing all saved pt_regs on the stack during an oops/warning.

- Validating stacks in the livepatch consistency model.


Josh Poimboeuf (9):
  x86/entry/head/32: use local labels
  x86/entry/32: rename 'error_code' to 'common_exception'
  x86/entry/32: fix the end of the stack for newly forked tasks
  x86/head/32: fix the end of the stack for idle tasks
  x86/smp: fix initial idle stack location on 32-bit
  x86/asm/head: use a common function for starting CPUs
  x86/head: put real return address on idle task stack
  x86/head: fix the end of the stack for idle tasks
  x86: move _stext marker to before head code

 arch/x86/entry/entry_32.S     | 120 ++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------
 arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S     |  49 ++++++++++-------
 arch/x86/kernel/head_64.S     |  42 +++++++--------
 arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c     |   4 +-
 arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S |   2 +-
 5 files changed, 122 insertions(+), 95 deletions(-)

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2.7.4

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