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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 09/16] x86/bugs: add lfence mitigation to spectre v2 and no meltdown for Hygon
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On 2018/9/5 17:13, Borislav Petkov wrote:
>> static const char *spectre_v2_strings[] = {
>> [SPECTRE_V2_NONE] = "Vulnerable",
>> [SPECTRE_V2_RETPOLINE_MINIMAL] = "Vulnerable: Minimal generic ASM retpoline",
>> - [SPECTRE_V2_RETPOLINE_MINIMAL_AMD] = "Vulnerable: Minimal AMD ASM retpoline",
>> + [SPECTRE_V2_RETPOLINE_MINIMAL_LFENCE] = "Vulnerable: Minimal LFENCE ASM retpoline",
>> [SPECTRE_V2_RETPOLINE_GENERIC] = "Mitigation: Full generic retpoline",
>> - [SPECTRE_V2_RETPOLINE_AMD] = "Mitigation: Full AMD retpoline",
>> + [SPECTRE_V2_RETPOLINE_LFENCE] = "Mitigation: Full LFENCE retpoline",
>> [SPECTRE_V2_IBRS_ENHANCED] = "Mitigation: Enhanced IBRS",
>> };
>
> This is user-visible and with all the back'n'forth and backporting
> and the whole security fiasco, I don't want to have another source of
> confusion. You'll have to live with it saying "AMD" in dmesg
....
>> @@ -272,7 +272,7 @@ static const struct {
>> { "off", SPECTRE_V2_CMD_NONE, false },
>> { "on", SPECTRE_V2_CMD_FORCE, true },
>> { "retpoline", SPECTRE_V2_CMD_RETPOLINE, false },
>> - { "retpoline,amd", SPECTRE_V2_CMD_RETPOLINE_AMD, false },
>> + { "retpoline,lfence", SPECTRE_V2_CMD_RETPOLINE_LFENCE, false },
>> { "retpoline,generic", SPECTRE_V2_CMD_RETPOLINE_GENERIC, false },
>> { "auto", SPECTRE_V2_CMD_AUTO, false },
>> };
>
> This even more so. Those are command line strings which we're still
> communicating to people, even. So no, it needs to remain "retpoline,amd"
> on Hygon.
>
> And then to not confuse people staring at the code either, we can drop
> this change too:
>
> - SPECTRE_V2_CMD_RETPOLINE_AMD,
> + SPECTRE_V2_CMD_RETPOLINE_LFENCE,
>
> Which leaves this patch only with the addition of the vendor tests. The
> other stuff you can drop.

That's reasonable. To avoid the confusion, will only leave the vendor
testing for Hygon and drop the other changes, which also minimize the
code modification.

--
Regards,
Pu Wen

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