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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] x86/urgent for v5.11-rc7
On 2/7/21 9:58 AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 07, 2021 at 09:49:18AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 2:40 AM Borislav Petkov <> wrote:
>>> - Disable CET instrumentation in the kernel so that gcc doesn't add
>>> ENDBR64 to kernel code and thus confuse tracing.
>> So this is clearly the right thing to do for now, but I wonder if
>> people have a plan for actually enabling CET and endbr at cpl0 at some
>> point?
> It probably is an item on some Intel manager's to-enable list. So far,
> the CET enablement concentrates only on userspace but dhansen might know
> more about future plans. CCed.

It's definitely on our radar to look at after CET userspace.

The only question for me is whether it will be worth doing with the
exiting kernel entry/exit architecture.

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