Commit 01be50a3 authored by Jan Beulich's avatar Jan Beulich Committed by Ingo Molnar
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x86/alternatives: Check replacementlen <= instrlen at build time

Having run into the run-(boot-)time check a couple of times lately,
I finally took time to find a build-time check so that one doesn't
need to analyze the register/stack dump and resolve this (through
manual lookup in vmlinux) to the offending construct.

The assembler will emit a message like "Error: value of <num> too
large for field of 1 bytes at <offset>", which while not pointing
out the source location still makes analysis quite a bit easier.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJan Beulich <>
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Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <>
parent 8ec6993d
......@@ -84,6 +84,7 @@ static inline void alternatives_smp_switch(int smp) {}
" .byte " __stringify(feature) "\n" /* feature bit */ \
" .byte 662b-661b\n" /* sourcelen */ \
" .byte 664f-663f\n" /* replacementlen */ \
" .byte 0xff + (664f-663f) - (662b-661b)\n" /* rlen <= slen */ \
".previous\n" \
".section .altinstr_replacement, \"ax\"\n" \
"663:\n\t" newinstr "\n664:\n" /* replacement */ \
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