[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "x86, efi: Fix processor-specific memcpy() build error" has been added to staging queue

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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Dec. 10, 2012, 2:19 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    x86, efi: Fix processor-specific memcpy() build error

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From 20720cc36b81e368b781394bf8dc06c572f19803 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:07:46 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] x86, efi: Fix processor-specific memcpy() build error

commit 0f905a43ce955b638139bd84486194770a6a2c08 upstream.

Building for Athlon/Duron/K7 results in the following build error,

arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.o: In function `__constant_memcpy3d':
eboot.c:(.text+0x385): undefined reference to `_mmx_memcpy'
arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.o: In function `efi_main':
eboot.c:(.text+0x1a22): undefined reference to `_mmx_memcpy'

because the boot stub code doesn't link with the kernel proper, and
therefore doesn't have access to the 3DNow version of memcpy. So,
follow the example of misc.c and #undef memcpy so that we use the
version provided by misc.c.

See https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50391

Reported-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Reported-by: Ryan Underwood <nemesis@icequake.net>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c |    2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)



diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c
index 4e85f5f..f204178 100644
--- a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c
+++ b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/eboot.c
@@ -12,6 +12,8 @@ 
 #include <asm/setup.h>
 #include <asm/desc.h>

+#undef memcpy			/* Use memcpy from misc.c */
 #include "eboot.h"

 static efi_system_table_t *sys_table;