[PATCH 5.4 36/51] x86/bugs: Warn when "ibrs" mitigation is selected on Enhanced IBRS parts

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Oct 05 2022 - 07:37:11 EST

From: Pawan Gupta <pawan.kumar.gupta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit eb23b5ef9131e6d65011de349a4d25ef1b3d4314 upstream.

IBRS mitigation for spectre_v2 forces write to MSR_IA32_SPEC_CTRL at
every kernel entry/exit. On Enhanced IBRS parts setting
MSR_IA32_SPEC_CTRL[IBRS] only once at boot is sufficient. MSR writes at
every kernel entry/exit incur unnecessary performance loss.

When Enhanced IBRS feature is present, print a warning about this
unnecessary performance loss.

Signed-off-by: Pawan Gupta <pawan.kumar.gupta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/2a5eaf54583c2bfe0edc4fea64006656256cca17.1657814857.git.pawan.kumar.gupta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
@@ -851,6 +851,7 @@ static inline const char *spectre_v2_mod
#define SPECTRE_V2_LFENCE_MSG "WARNING: LFENCE mitigation is not recommended for this CPU, data leaks possible!\n"
#define SPECTRE_V2_EIBRS_EBPF_MSG "WARNING: Unprivileged eBPF is enabled with eIBRS on, data leaks possible via Spectre v2 BHB attacks!\n"
#define SPECTRE_V2_EIBRS_LFENCE_EBPF_SMT_MSG "WARNING: Unprivileged eBPF is enabled with eIBRS+LFENCE mitigation and SMT, data leaks possible via Spectre v2 BHB attacks!\n"
+#define SPECTRE_V2_IBRS_PERF_MSG "WARNING: IBRS mitigation selected on Enhanced IBRS CPU, this may cause unnecessary performance loss\n"

void unpriv_ebpf_notify(int new_state)
@@ -1277,6 +1278,8 @@ static void __init spectre_v2_select_mit

+ if (boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_IBRS_ENHANCED))