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Subject[PATCH v2 0/6] Spectre v2 updates
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Using retpoline ensures the kernel is safe because it doesn't contain
any indirect branches, but firmware still can — and we make calls into
firmware at runtime. Where the IBRS microcode support is available, use
that before calling into firmware.

While doing that, I noticed that we were calling C functions without
telling the compiler about the call-clobbered registers. Stop that.

This also contains the always_inline fix for the performance problem
introduced by retpoline in KVM code, and fixes some other issues with
the per-vCPU KVM handling for the SPEC_CTRL MSR.

Finally, update the microcode blacklist to reflect the latest
information from Intel.

v2: Drop IBRS_ALL patch for the time being
Add KVM MSR fixes (karahmed)
Update microcode blacklist



David Woodhouse (4):
x86/speculation: Update Speculation Control microcode blacklist
Revert "x86/speculation: Simplify
indirect_branch_prediction_barrier()"
KVM: x86: Reduce retpoline performance impact in
slot_handle_level_range()
x86/speculation: Use IBRS if available before calling into firmware

KarimAllah Ahmed (2):
X86/nVMX: Properly set spec_ctrl and pred_cmd before merging MSRs
KVM/nVMX: Set the CPU_BASED_USE_MSR_BITMAPS if we have a valid L02 MSR
bitmap

arch/x86/include/asm/apm.h | 6 ++++++
arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h | 1 +
arch/x86/include/asm/efi.h | 17 +++++++++++++++--
arch/x86/include/asm/nospec-branch.h | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h | 3 ---
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c | 18 +++++++++++-------
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel.c | 4 ----
arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c | 10 +++++-----
arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 7 ++++---
drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c | 3 +++
10 files changed, 73 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)

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2.7.4

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