*** PATCHES 1 and 2 MAY BE 4.9 MATERIAL ***

Alan Cox pointed out that the 486 isn't the only supported CPU that
doesn't have CPUID.  Let's clean up the mess and make everything
faster while we're at it.

Patch 1 is intended to be an easy fix: it makes sync_core() work
without CPUID on all 32-bit kernels.  It should be quite safe.  This
will have a negligible performance cost during boot on kernels built
for newer CPUs.  With this in place, patch 2 reverts the buggy 486
check I added.

Patches 3-6 are meant to improve the situation.  Patch 3 cleans
up the Intel microcode loader and the rest (which depend on patch 3)
stops using CPUID in sync_core() altogether.

Changes from v1:
 - Fix Xen
 - Add timing info to the changelog (hint: 2x speedup)
 - Document patch 1 a bit better.

Andy Lutomirski (6):
  x86/asm/32: Make sync_core() handle missing CPUID on all 32-bit
  Revert "x86/boot: Fail the boot if !M486 and CPUID is missing"
  x86/microcode/intel: Replace sync_core() with cpuid_eax(1)
  x86/paravirt: Make sync_core() be a paravirt op
  x86/xen: Add a Xen-specific sync_core() implementation
  x86/asm: Change sync_core() to use MOV to CR2 to serialize

 arch/x86/boot/cpu.c                   |  6 ------
 arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt.h       |  5 +++++
 arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt_types.h |  2 ++
 arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h      | 34 ++++++++++------------------------
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c |  6 +++---
 arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c            |  2 ++
 arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c              | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 7 files changed, 57 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)


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