[tip:x86/urgent] x86/pkeys: Update documentation about availability

From: tip-bot for Dave Hansen
Date: Tue Nov 21 2017 - 03:45:40 EST

Commit-ID: c51ff2c7fc45da8b18b28c4f15eca5a9975dfb59
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/c51ff2c7fc45da8b18b28c4f15eca5a9975dfb59
Author: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:12:28 -0800
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:34:52 +0100

x86/pkeys: Update documentation about availability

Now that CPUs that implement Memory Protection Keys are publicly
available we can be a bit less oblique about where it is available.

Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20171111001228.DC748A10@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Documentation/x86/protection-keys.txt | 9 +++++++--
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/x86/protection-keys.txt b/Documentation/x86/protection-keys.txt
index fa46dcb..ecb0d2d 100644
--- a/Documentation/x86/protection-keys.txt
+++ b/Documentation/x86/protection-keys.txt
@@ -1,5 +1,10 @@
-Memory Protection Keys for Userspace (PKU aka PKEYs) is a CPU feature
-which will be found on future Intel CPUs.
+Memory Protection Keys for Userspace (PKU aka PKEYs) is a feature
+which is found on Intel's Skylake "Scalable Processor" Server CPUs.
+It will be avalable in future non-server parts.
+For anyone wishing to test or use this feature, it is available in
+Amazon's EC2 C5 instances and is known to work there using an Ubuntu
+17.04 image.

Memory Protection Keys provides a mechanism for enforcing page-based
protections, but without requiring modification of the page tables