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SubjectRe: [tip:x86/urgent] x86/cpufeature: Add AVX512_4VNNIW and AVX512_4FMAPS features
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On October 16, 2016 7:22:33 AM PDT, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> wrote:
>On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 04:21:49AM -0700, tip-bot for Piotr Luc wrote:
>> Commit-ID: a518dcc82b6162009c8ca3d169fe61c81536ff17
>> Gitweb:
>http://git.kernel.org/tip/a518dcc82b6162009c8ca3d169fe61c81536ff17
>> Author: Piotr Luc <piotr.luc@intel.com>
>> AuthorDate: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:57:31 +0200
>> Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
>> CommitDate: Sun, 16 Oct 2016 11:32:11 +0200
>>
>> x86/cpufeature: Add AVX512_4VNNIW and AVX512_4FMAPS features
>>
>> AVX512_4VNNIW - Vector instructions for deep learning enhanced word
>> variable precision.
>> AVX512_4FMAPS - Vector instructions for deep learning floating-point
>> single precision.
>>
>> The new instructions are to be used in future Intel Xeon & Xeon Phi
>> processors.
>>
>> The spec can be found in Intel Software Developer Manual or in
>> Instruction Set Extensions Programming Reference. See
>>
>https://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/managed/69/78/319433-025.pdf.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Piotr Luc <piotr.luc@intel.com>
>> Reviewed-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
>> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
>> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
>> Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@gmail.com>
>> Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@redhat.com>
>> Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
>> Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
>> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
>> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
>> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>> Link:
>http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20161012175731.29619-1-piotr.luc@intel.com
>> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
>
>...
>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
>b/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
>> index 1188bc8..6697b75 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
>> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h
>> @@ -12,7 +12,7 @@
>> /*
>> * Defines x86 CPU feature bits
>> */
>> -#define NCAPINTS 18 /* N 32-bit words worth of info */
>> +#define NCAPINTS 19 /* N 32-bit words worth of info */
>> #define NBUGINTS 1 /* N 32-bit bug flags */
>>
>> /*
>> @@ -285,6 +285,10 @@
>> #define X86_FEATURE_SUCCOR (17*32+1) /* Uncorrectable error
>containment and recovery */
>> #define X86_FEATURE_SMCA (17*32+3) /* Scalable MCA */
>>
>> +/* Intel-defined CPU features, CPUID level 0x00000007:0 (edx), word
>18 */
>> +#define X86_FEATURE_AVX512_4VNNIW (18*32+2) /* AVX-512 Neural
>Network Instructions */
>> +#define X86_FEATURE_AVX512_4FMAPS (18*32+3) /* AVX-512 Multiply
>Accumulation Single precision */
>
>This is getting ridiculous: we keep adding new leafs to
>->x86_capability, thus bloating cpuinfo_x86 but then it is not even
>worth it - this patch defines only two bits.
>
>I know, I know, it is a CPUID leaf of features, we will need them,
>yadda
>yadda but until we do, I'd suggest these all new feature bits to to
>init_scattered_cpuid_features() and be carved out to a leaf of their
>own *only* when we really, actually add them and fill up that leaf.
>Otherwise, we have one fat and sparse x86_capability array.

No, please. That would be worse than the disease.
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