On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 05:19:18AM -0800, Raj, Ashok wrote:
> This isn't a simple WRMSR like others. Microcode engine needs to do
> a bunch of validation.
So this is slowly starting to resemble a real reason why not to. That
should be part of the code comment.
> We now have new guidance that the sibling must be spinning and not
> doing other things that can introduce instability around loading
Why isn't *this* in the code comment?
> I think its safer...
That's not good enough - it should be:
"It is not safe because... <insert reasons here>".
So that you can justify the overhead.
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