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Subject[PATCH 1/4] x86/cpufeatures: Enumerate #DB for bus lock detection
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A bus lock is acquired either through split locked access to
writeback (WB) memory or by using locks to uncacheable (UC) memory
(e.g. direct device assignment). This is typically >1000 cycles slower
than an atomic operation within a cache line. It also disrupts performance
on other cores.

Some CPUs have ability to notify the kernel by an #DB trap after a user
instruction acquires a bus lock and is executed. This allows the kernel
to enforce user application throttling or mitigations.

The CPU feature flag to be shown in /proc/cpuinfo will be "bus_lock_detect".

Signed-off-by: Fenghua Yu <fenghua.yu@intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
---
arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
index dad350d42ecf..f375d9cb8123 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
@@ -352,6 +352,7 @@
#define X86_FEATURE_AVX512_VPOPCNTDQ (16*32+14) /* POPCNT for vectors of DW/QW */
#define X86_FEATURE_LA57 (16*32+16) /* 5-level page tables */
#define X86_FEATURE_RDPID (16*32+22) /* RDPID instruction */
+#define X86_FEATURE_BUS_LOCK_DETECT (16*32+24) /* Bus Lock detect */
#define X86_FEATURE_CLDEMOTE (16*32+25) /* CLDEMOTE instruction */
#define X86_FEATURE_MOVDIRI (16*32+27) /* MOVDIRI instruction */
#define X86_FEATURE_MOVDIR64B (16*32+28) /* MOVDIR64B instruction */
--
2.29.2
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