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SubjectRe: [PATCH v10 05/26] x86/cet/shstk: Add Kconfig option for user-mode Shadow Stack
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On 4/29/20 3:07 PM, Yu-cheng Yu wrote:
> +config X86_INTEL_SHADOW_STACK_USER
> + prompt "Intel Shadow Stacks for user-mode"
> + def_bool n
> + depends on CPU_SUP_INTEL && X86_64
> + depends on AS_HAS_SHADOW_STACK
> + select ARCH_USES_HIGH_VMA_FLAGS
> + select X86_INTEL_CET
> + select ARCH_HAS_SHADOW_STACK

I called protection keys: X86_INTEL_MEMORY_PROTECTION_KEYS

AMD recently posted documentation which shows them implementing it as
well. The "INTEL_" is feeling now like a mistake.

Going forward, we should probably avoid sticking the company name on
them, if for no other reason than avoiding confusion and/or churn in the
future.

Shadow stacks, for instance, seem like something that another vendor
might implement one day. So, let's at least remove the "INTEL_" from
the config option names themselves. Mentioning Intel in the changelog
and the Kconfig help text is fine.

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