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SubjectRe: [PATCH v10 4/6] x86/split_lock: Enumerate split lock detection if the IA32_CORE_CAPABILITIES MSR is not supported
On Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 02:07:38PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> > On Nov 20, 2019, at 5:45 PM, Fenghua Yu <> wrote:
> >
> > Architecturally the split lock detection feature is enumerated by
> > IA32_CORE_CAPABILITIES MSR and future CPU models will indicate presence
> > of the feature by setting bit 5. But the feature is present in a few
> > older models where split lock detection is enumerated by the CPU models.
> >
> > Use a "x86_cpu_id" table to list the older CPU models with the feature.
> >
> This may need to be disabled if the HYPERVISOR bit is set.

How about just keeping this patch set as basic enabling code and
keep HYPERVISOR out of scope as of now? KVM folks will have better
handling of split lock in KVM once this patch set is available in
the kernel.



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