Re: [PATCH v2 33/39] x86/cpufeatures: Limit shadow stack to Intel CPUs

From: Dave Hansen
Date: Mon Oct 03 2022 - 20:09:20 EST

On 10/3/22 16:57, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 03:29:30PM -0700, Rick Edgecombe wrote:
>> Shadow stack is supported on newer AMD processors, but the kernel
>> implementation has not been tested on them. Prevent basic issues from
>> showing up for normal users by disabling shadow stack on all CPUs except
>> Intel until it has been tested. At which point the limitation should be
>> removed.
>> Signed-off-by: Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe@xxxxxxxxx>
> So running the selftests on an AMD system is sufficient to drop this
> patch?

Yes, that's enough.

I _thought_ the AMD folks provided some tested-by's at some point in the
past. But, maybe I'm confusing this for one of the other shared
features. Either way, I'm sure no tested-by's were dropped on purpose.

I'm sure Rick is eager to trim down his series and this would be a great
patch to drop. Does anyone want to make that easy for Rick?

<hint> <hint>