Re: [PATCH v5 28/32] x86/mm, kexec: Allow kexec to be used with SME

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Fri May 19 2017 - 17:29:15 EST

On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 04:07:24PM -0500, Tom Lendacky wrote:
> As long as those never change from static inline everything will be
> fine. I can change it, but I really like how it explicitly indicates

I know what you want to do. But you're practically defining a helper
which contains two arbitrary instructions which probably no one else
will need.

So how about we simplify this function even more. We don't need to pay
attention to kexec being in progress because we're halting anyway so who
cares how fast we halt.

Might have to state that in the comment below though, instead of what's
there now.

And for the exact same moot reason, we don't need to look at SME CPUID
feature - we can just as well WBINVD unconditionally.

void stop_this_cpu(void *dummy)
* Remove this CPU:
set_cpu_online(smp_processor_id(), false);

for (;;) {
* If we are performing a kexec and the processor supports
* SME then we need to clear out cache information before
* halting. With kexec, going from SME inactive to SME active
* requires clearing cache entries so that addresses without
* the encryption bit set don't corrupt the same physical
* address that has the encryption bit set when caches are
* flushed. Perform a wbinvd followed by a halt to achieve
* this.
asm volatile("wbinvd; hlt" ::: "memory");

How's that?


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