[xen stable-4.10] x86/AMD: flush TLB after ucode update
Author: Jan Beulich <[hidden email]>
AuthorDate: Fri Feb 1 11:48:59 2019 +0100
Commit: Jan Beulich <[hidden email]>
CommitDate: Fri Feb 1 11:48:59 2019 +0100
x86/AMD: flush TLB after ucode update
The increased number of messages (spec_ctrl.c:print_details()) within a
certain time window made me notice some slowness of boot time screen
output. Experimentally I've narrowed the time window to be from
immediately after the early ucode update on the BSP to the PAT write in
cpu_init(), which upon further investigation has an effect because of
the full TLB flush that's implied by that write.
For that reason, as a workaround, flush the TLB of the mapping of the
page that holds the blob. Note that flushing just a single page is
sufficient: As per verify_patch_size() patch size can't exceed 4k, and
the way xmalloc() works the blob can't be crossing a page boundary.
Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <[hidden email]>
Reviewed-by: Andrew Cooper <[hidden email]>
Reviewed-by: Brian Woods <[hidden email]>
master commit: f19a199281a23725beb73bef61eb8964d8e225ce
master date: 2019-01-28 17:40:39 +0100
xen/arch/x86/microcode_amd.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
diff --git a/xen/arch/x86/microcode_amd.c b/xen/arch/x86/microcode_amd.c
index 53f9f548cd..835d0f9906 100644
@@ -218,6 +218,12 @@ static int apply_microcode(unsigned int cpu)
+ * Some processors leave the ucode blob mapping as UC after the update.
+ * Flush the mapping to regain normal cacheability.
+ flush_area_local(hdr, FLUSH_TLB_GLOBAL | FLUSH_ORDER(0));
/* check current patch id and patch's id for match */
if ( hw_err || (rev != hdr->patch_id) )
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