July 26, 2016

Linux 4.8 Bringing Intel MPX Enhancements, Work Towards Virtually Mapped Kernel Stacks

Ingo Molnar sent in his pull requests on Monday for the Linux 4.8 kernel. Among the interesting material this cycle were the x86/mm changes with some notable commits.
The x86 memory management work for Linux 4.8 includes prep work for supporting virtually mapped kernel stacks, a workaround for erratum of Intel's Knights Landing hardware, Intel MPX (Memory Protection Extensions) enhancements, and other fixes and clean-ups. 

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