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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/mm/mem_encrypt: Disable all instrumentation for SME early boot code
On Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 04:46:31PM +0000, Gary R Hook wrote:
> My reasoning (not arguing): the file has been touched exactly one time
> in 4 years, by Thomas. Doesn't appear to be a candidate for constant
> modification, so this approach doesn't seem risky to me. I could be wrong.

The problem, like we discussed it with Tom offlist, is that you simply
cannot turn off instrumentation for those generic files just because SME
has trouble with them, and that last thing can be any vendor-specific
feature.

Even if the functions there are "trivial" now (doesn't mean new stuff
won't be added there in the future and we forget about the disabled
instrumentation here.)

We simply cannot constrain generic compilation units like that. So the
functions there either need to be copied or ifdeffed. At the time SME
was going in, the intention was to reuse code so that there is less
duplication. But if there's trouble doing that sharing, then we need to
"unshare" it again. Or come up with something else slick and clean.

Thx.

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Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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