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Subject[PATCH 1/1] x86: deduplicate the spectre_v2_user documentation
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This would need updating to make prctl be the new default, but it's
simpler to delete it and refer to the dup.

Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
---
Documentation/admin-guide/hw-vuln/spectre.rst | 51 +------------------
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 49 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/hw-vuln/spectre.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/hw-vuln/spectre.rst
index 19b897cb1d45..ab7d402c1677 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/hw-vuln/spectre.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/hw-vuln/spectre.rst
@@ -593,61 +593,14 @@ kernel command line.
Not specifying this option is equivalent to
spectre_v2=auto.

-For user space mitigation:
-
- spectre_v2_user=
-
- [X86] Control mitigation of Spectre variant 2
- (indirect branch speculation) vulnerability between
- user space tasks
-
- on
- Unconditionally enable mitigations. Is
- enforced by spectre_v2=on
-
- off
- Unconditionally disable mitigations. Is
- enforced by spectre_v2=off
-
- prctl
- Indirect branch speculation is enabled,
- but mitigation can be enabled via prctl
- per thread. The mitigation control state
- is inherited on fork.
-
- prctl,ibpb
- Like "prctl" above, but only STIBP is
- controlled per thread. IBPB is issued
- always when switching between different user
- space processes.
-
- seccomp
- Same as "prctl" above, but all seccomp
- threads will enable the mitigation unless
- they explicitly opt out.
-
- seccomp,ibpb
- Like "seccomp" above, but only STIBP is
- controlled per thread. IBPB is issued
- always when switching between different
- user space processes.
-
- auto
- Kernel selects the mitigation depending on
- the available CPU features and vulnerability.
-
- Default mitigation:
- If CONFIG_SECCOMP=y then "seccomp", otherwise "prctl"
-
- Not specifying this option is equivalent to
- spectre_v2_user=auto.
-
In general the kernel by default selects
reasonable mitigations for the current CPU. To
disable Spectre variant 2 mitigations, boot with
spectre_v2=off. Spectre variant 1 mitigations
cannot be disabled.

+For spectre_v2_user see :doc:`/admin-guide/kernel-parameters`.
+
Mitigation selection guide
--------------------------

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