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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5] x86/microcode/intel: Blacklist the specific BDW-EP for late loading
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Thanks for your comments. Happy new year!

Jia

在 2018/1/2 上午6:10, Borislav Petkov 写道:
> On Mon, Jan 01, 2018 at 10:04:47AM +0800, Jia Zhang wrote:
>> Instead of blacklisting all types of Broadwell processor when running
>> a late loading, only BDW-EP (signature 0x406f1, aka family 6, model 79,
>> stepping 1) with the microcode version less than 0x0b000021 needs to
>> be blacklisted.
>>
>> The erratum is documented in the the public documentation #334165 (See
>> the item BDF90 for details).
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Jia Zhang <qianyue.zj@alibaba-inc.com>
>> ---
>> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c | 14 +++++++++++---
>> 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> Ok, I went and massaged your version, here's what I committed:
>
> ---
> From: Jia Zhang <qianyue.zj@alibaba-inc.com>
> Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:04:47 +0800
> Subject: [PATCH] x86/microcode/intel: Extend BDW late-loading with a revision
> check
>
> Instead of blacklisting all model 79 CPUs when attempting a late
> microcode loading, limit that only to CPUs with microcode revisions <
> 0x0b000021 because only on those late loading may cause a system hang.
>
> For such processors either:
>
> a) a BIOS update which might contain a newer microcode revision
>
> or
>
> b) the early microcode loading method
>
> should be considered.
>
> Processors with revisions 0x0b000021 or higher will not experience such
> hangs.
>
> For more details, see erratum BDF90 in document #334165 (Intel Xeon
> Processor E7-8800/4800 v4 Product Family Specification Update) from
> September 2017.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jia Zhang <qianyue.zj@alibaba-inc.com>
> Acked-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
> Cc: x86-ml <x86@kernel.org>
> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1514772287-92959-1-git-send-email-qianyue.zj@alibaba-inc.com
> [ Heavily massage commit message and pr_* statements. ]
> Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c | 13 +++++++++++--
> 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c
> index 8ccdca6d3f9e..d9e460fc7a3b 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel.c
> @@ -910,8 +910,17 @@ static bool is_blacklisted(unsigned int cpu)
> {
> struct cpuinfo_x86 *c = &cpu_data(cpu);
>
> - if (c->x86 == 6 && c->x86_model == INTEL_FAM6_BROADWELL_X) {
> - pr_err_once("late loading on model 79 is disabled.\n");
> + /*
> + * Late loading on model 79 with microcode revision less than 0x0b000021
> + * may result in a system hang. This behavior is documented in item
> + * BDF90, #334165 (Intel Xeon Processor E7-8800/4800 v4 Product Family).
> + */
> + if (c->x86 == 6 &&
> + c->x86_model == INTEL_FAM6_BROADWELL_X &&
> + c->x86_mask == 0x01 &&
> + c->microcode < 0x0b000021) {
> + pr_err_once("Erratum BDF90: late loading with revision < 0x0b000021 (0x%x) disabled.\n", c->microcode);
> + pr_err_once("Please consider either early loading through initrd/built-in or a potential BIOS update.\n");
> return true;
> }
>
>

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