Re: [Patch v3 04/13] x86/speculation: Disable STIBP when enhanced IBRS is in use
From: Tim Chen
Date: Fri Oct 26 2018 - 14:29:48 EST
On 10/26/2018 11:18 AM, Tim Chen wrote:
> On 10/26/2018 10:00 AM, Waiman Long wrote:
>> On 10/17/2018 01:59 PM, Tim Chen wrote:
>>> With enhanced IBRS in use, the application running on sibling CPU will not
>>> be able to launch Spectre v2 attack to the application on current CPU.
>>> There is no need to use STIBP for this case. Disable the STIBP code
>>> when enhanced IBRS is used.
>>> Signed-off-by: Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c | 12 +++++++++++-
>>> 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
>>> index 2fc7b4e..6ed82ea 100644
>>> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
>>> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
>>> @@ -327,6 +327,14 @@ static enum spectre_v2_mitigation_cmd __init spectre_v2_parse_cmdline(void)
>>> static bool stibp_needed(void)
>>> + /*
>>> + * Determine if we want to leave STIBP always on.
>>> + * Using enhanced IBRS makes using STIBP unnecessary.
>>> + */
>>> + if (static_branch_unlikely(&spectre_v2_enhanced_ibrs))
>>> + return false;
>>> if (spectre_v2_enabled == SPECTRE_V2_NONE)
>>> return false;
>>> @@ -881,7 +889,9 @@ static ssize_t cpu_show_common(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr
>>> ", IBPB" : "",
>>> boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_USE_IBRS_FW) ?
>>> ", IBRS_FW" : "",
>>> - (x86_spec_ctrl_base & SPEC_CTRL_STIBP) ?
>>> + spectre_v2_enabled == SPECTRE_V2_IBRS_ENHANCED ?
>>> + ", Enhanced IBRS" :
>>> + (x86_spec_ctrl_base & SPEC_CTRL_STIBP) ?
>>> ", STIBP" : "",
>>> boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_RSB_CTXSW) ?
>>> ", RSB filling" : "",
>> The "Enhanced IBRS" is one of the states of spectre_v2_enabled. So you
>> don't need to print that out one more time.
> This is for the query to to
> Currently Enhanced IBRS usage is not shown and should be listed.
Ah, you are correct. It is shown in spectre_v2 string. Will remove
the extra Enhanced IBRS string.