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Subject[tip: x86/build] x86/Kconfig: Update config and kernel doc for MPK feature on AMD
The following commit has been merged into the x86/build branch of tip:

Commit-ID: 38f3e775e9c242f5430a9c08c11be7577f63a41c
Author: Babu Moger <>
AuthorDate: Thu, 28 May 2020 11:08:23 -05:00
Committer: Borislav Petkov <>
CommitterDate: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:27:40 +02:00

x86/Kconfig: Update config and kernel doc for MPK feature on AMD

AMD's next generation of EPYC processors support the MPK (Memory
Protection Keys) feature. Update the dependency and documentation.

Signed-off-by: Babu Moger <>
Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <>
Reviewed-by: Dave Hansen <>
Documentation/core-api/protection-keys.rst | 5 +++--
arch/x86/Kconfig | 4 ++--
2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/core-api/protection-keys.rst b/Documentation/core-api/protection-keys.rst
index 49d9833..ec575e7 100644
--- a/Documentation/core-api/protection-keys.rst
+++ b/Documentation/core-api/protection-keys.rst
@@ -5,8 +5,9 @@ Memory Protection Keys

Memory Protection Keys for Userspace (PKU aka PKEYs) is a feature
-which is found on Intel's Skylake "Scalable Processor" Server CPUs.
-It will be avalable in future non-server parts.
+which is found on Intel's Skylake (and later) "Scalable Processor"
+Server CPUs. It will be available in future non-server Intel parts
+and future AMD processors.

For anyone wishing to test or use this feature, it is available in
Amazon's EC2 C5 instances and is known to work there using an Ubuntu
diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig b/arch/x86/Kconfig
index 1d6104e..968d23f 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig
@@ -1887,10 +1887,10 @@ config X86_UMIP
results are dummy.

- prompt "Intel Memory Protection Keys"
+ prompt "Memory Protection Keys"
def_bool y
# Note: only available in 64-bit mode
- depends on CPU_SUP_INTEL && X86_64
+ depends on X86_64 && (CPU_SUP_INTEL || CPU_SUP_AMD)
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