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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/6] Spectre v2 updates
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On 11/02/2018 00:39, David Woodhouse wrote:
> 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(-)
>

Acked-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>

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