Re: [PATCH 1/2] KVM: x86: fix reporting of AMD speculation bug CPUID leaf

From: Jim Mattson
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 - 17:45:56 EST

On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:41 AM Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The AMD_* bits have to be set from the vendor-independent
> feature and bug flags, because KVM_GET_SUPPORTED_CPUID does not care
> about the vendor and they should be set on Intel processors as well.
> On top of this, SSBD, STIBP and AMD_SSB_NO bit were not set, and
> VIRT_SSBD does not have to be added manually because it is a
> cpufeature that comes directly from the host's CPUID bit.
> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx>

On AMD systems, aren't AMD_SSBD, AMD_STIBP, and AMD_SSB_NO set by
inheritance from the host:

/* cpuid 0x80000008.ebx */
const u32 kvm_cpuid_8000_0008_ebx_x86_features =

I am curious why the cross-vendor settings go only one way. For
example, you set AMD_STIBP on Intel processors that have STIBP, but
you do not set INTEL_STIBP on AMD processors that have STIBP?
Similarly, you set AMD_SSB_NO for Intel processors that are immune to
SSB, but you do not set IA32_ARCH_CAPABILITIES.SSB_NO for AMD
processors that are immune to SSB?

Perhaps there is another patch coming for reporting Intel bits on AMD?