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authorPawan Gupta <pawan.kumar.gupta@linux.intel.com>2022-07-14 16:15:35 -0700
committerPeter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>2022-07-20 19:24:53 +0200
commiteb23b5ef9131e6d65011de349a4d25ef1b3d4314 (patch)
treeecf5304ceb8f67c1a18be0710c4950efdea4819e /arch
parent65cdf0d623bedf0e069bb64ed52e8bb20105e2ba (diff)
x86/bugs: Warn when "ibrs" mitigation is selected on Enhanced IBRS parts
IBRS mitigation for spectre_v2 forces write to MSR_IA32_SPEC_CTRL at every kernel entry/exit. On Enhanced IBRS parts setting MSR_IA32_SPEC_CTRL[IBRS] only once at boot is sufficient. MSR writes at every kernel entry/exit incur unnecessary performance loss. When Enhanced IBRS feature is present, print a warning about this unnecessary performance loss. Signed-off-by: Pawan Gupta <pawan.kumar.gupta@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org> Reviewed-by: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo@canonical.com> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/2a5eaf54583c2bfe0edc4fea64006656256cca17.1657814857.git.pawan.kumar.gupta@linux.intel.com
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
-rw-r--r--arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c3
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
index 78c9082242a9..6454bc767f0f 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
@@ -975,6 +975,7 @@ static inline const char *spectre_v2_module_string(void) { return ""; }
#define SPECTRE_V2_LFENCE_MSG "WARNING: LFENCE mitigation is not recommended for this CPU, data leaks possible!\n"
#define SPECTRE_V2_EIBRS_EBPF_MSG "WARNING: Unprivileged eBPF is enabled with eIBRS on, data leaks possible via Spectre v2 BHB attacks!\n"
#define SPECTRE_V2_EIBRS_LFENCE_EBPF_SMT_MSG "WARNING: Unprivileged eBPF is enabled with eIBRS+LFENCE mitigation and SMT, data leaks possible via Spectre v2 BHB attacks!\n"
+#define SPECTRE_V2_IBRS_PERF_MSG "WARNING: IBRS mitigation selected on Enhanced IBRS CPU, this may cause unnecessary performance loss\n"
#ifdef CONFIG_BPF_SYSCALL
void unpriv_ebpf_notify(int new_state)
@@ -1415,6 +1416,8 @@ static void __init spectre_v2_select_mitigation(void)
case SPECTRE_V2_IBRS:
setup_force_cpu_cap(X86_FEATURE_KERNEL_IBRS);
+ if (boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_IBRS_ENHANCED))
+ pr_warn(SPECTRE_V2_IBRS_PERF_MSG);
break;
case SPECTRE_V2_LFENCE:

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