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[PATCH] NEWS: Intel CET support hasn't be validated for i686

On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 2:16 PM, Joseph Myers <> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jul 2018, H.J. Lu wrote:
>> 2. On 64-bit CET SDV under CET kernel with --enable-cet
>>      a. Only x86_64 and x32 tested.
>>      b. i686 isn't tested since 64-bit CET SDV doesn't support i686.
> So the key gap in test coverage is the lack of any evidence that the i686
> code does actually work on CET processors.  I think that at least merits a
> warning in the NEWS and install.texi entries about the unvalidated nature
> of the i686 CET support (which would be removed from install.texi at a
> later date once the i686 support has been validated, on a simulator or
> hardware, and any issues resolved).

How about this?

From 3191cbcf1ff664aa2f12a6d83f1349639e051208 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: "H.J. Lu" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:55:46 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] NEWS: Intel CET support hasn't be validated for i686

 NEWS | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index daef815ae7..b4055bf99e 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -17,7 +17,10 @@ Major new features:
   feature is currently supported on i386, x86_64 and x32 with GCC 8 and
   binutils 2.29 or later.  Note that CET-enabled glibc requires CPUs
   capable of multi-byte NOPs, like x86-64 processors as well as Intel
-  Pentium Pro or newer.
+  Pentium Pro or newer.  NOTE: --enable-cet has been tested for i686,
+  x86_64 and x32 on non-CET processors.  --enable-cet has been tested
+  for x86_64 and x32 on CET SDVs.  But Intel CET support hasn't be
+  validated for i686.
 * The GNU C Library now has correct support for ABSOLUTE symbols
   (SHN_ABS-relative symbols).  Previously such ABSOLUTE symbols were

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