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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 09/10] x86/split_lock: Define #AC for split lock feature
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On 2/4/19 10:45 AM, Fenghua Yu wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 10:41:40AM -0800, Dave Hansen wrote:
>> On 2/1/19 9:14 PM, Fenghua Yu wrote:
>>> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
>>> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
>>> @@ -221,6 +221,7 @@
>>> #define X86_FEATURE_ZEN ( 7*32+28) /* "" CPU is AMD family 0x17 (Zen) */
>>> #define X86_FEATURE_L1TF_PTEINV ( 7*32+29) /* "" L1TF workaround PTE inversion */
>>> #define X86_FEATURE_IBRS_ENHANCED ( 7*32+30) /* Enhanced IBRS */
>>> +#define X86_FEATURE_AC_SPLIT_LOCK ( 7*32+31) /* #AC for split lock */
>>
>> The last time this was posted, we (Intel) promised to go get the proper
>> (CPUID or MSR-based) enumeration of this feature documented. Did we do
>> that? If so, where is that documentation?
>
> As said in the cover patch:
> "Please note: The feature could be enumerated through
> MSR IA32_CORE_CAPABILITY (0xCF). But the enumeration is not completely
> published yet. So this patch set doesn't include the method."

FWIW, I think we (Intel) promised to get this documented _before_ we
came back asking our intrepid x86 maintainers to accept something like
setcpuid=. While I generally applaud the post-early-post-often
attitude, we might have been a bit trigger-happy on this one.

This is awfully crucial information to bury in a massive cover letter,
especially when the patch description is a rather anemic two lines.

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