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Subject[PATCH 4.9 12/31] x86/tsx: Add "auto" option to the tsx= cmdline parameter
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From: Pawan Gupta <pawan.kumar.gupta@linux.intel.com>

commit 7531a3596e3272d1f6841e0d601a614555dc6b65 upstream.

Platforms which are not affected by X86_BUG_TAA may want the TSX feature
enabled. Add "auto" option to the TSX cmdline parameter. When tsx=auto
disable TSX when X86_BUG_TAA is present, otherwise enable TSX.

More details on X86_BUG_TAA can be found here:
https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/hw-vuln/tsx_async_abort.html

[ bp: Extend the arg buffer to accommodate "auto\0". ]

Signed-off-by: Pawan Gupta <pawan.kumar.gupta@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Reviewed-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
[bwh: Backported to 4.9: adjust filename]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
---
Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 3 +++
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/tsx.c | 7 ++++++-
2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -4537,6 +4537,9 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes
update. This new MSR allows for the reliable
deactivation of the TSX functionality.)

+ auto - Disable TSX if X86_BUG_TAA is present,
+ otherwise enable TSX on the system.
+
Not specifying this option is equivalent to tsx=off.

See Documentation/hw-vuln/tsx_async_abort.rst
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/tsx.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/tsx.c
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@ static bool __init tsx_ctrl_is_supported

void __init tsx_init(void)
{
- char arg[4] = {};
+ char arg[5] = {};
int ret;

if (!tsx_ctrl_is_supported())
@@ -87,6 +87,11 @@ void __init tsx_init(void)
tsx_ctrl_state = TSX_CTRL_ENABLE;
} else if (!strcmp(arg, "off")) {
tsx_ctrl_state = TSX_CTRL_DISABLE;
+ } else if (!strcmp(arg, "auto")) {
+ if (boot_cpu_has_bug(X86_BUG_TAA))
+ tsx_ctrl_state = TSX_CTRL_DISABLE;
+ else
+ tsx_ctrl_state = TSX_CTRL_ENABLE;
} else {
tsx_ctrl_state = TSX_CTRL_DISABLE;
pr_err("tsx: invalid option, defaulting to off\n");

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