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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 04/13] libx86: Share struct cpuid_policy with userspace

>>> On 16.07.18 at 12:16, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 16/07/18 11:04, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 16.07.18 at 11:51, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 16/07/18 10:38, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>>>> On 13.07.18 at 22:03, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> +static inline void cpuid_featureset_to_policy(
>>>>> +    const uint32_t fs[FEATURESET_NR_ENTRIES], struct cpuid_policy *p)
>>>>> +{
>>>>> +    p->basic._1d  = fs[FEATURESET_1d];
>>>>> +    p->basic._1c  = fs[FEATURESET_1c];
>>>>> +    p->extd.e1d   = fs[FEATURESET_e1d];
>>>>> +    p->extd.e1c   = fs[FEATURESET_e1c];
>>>>> +    p->xstate.Da1 = fs[FEATURESET_Da1];
>>>>> +    p->feat._7b0  = fs[FEATURESET_7b0];
>>>>> +    p->feat._7c0  = fs[FEATURESET_7c0];
>>>>> +    p->extd.e7d   = fs[FEATURESET_e7d];
>>>>> +    p->extd.e8b   = fs[FEATURESET_e8b];
>>>>> +    p->feat._7d0  = fs[FEATURESET_7d0];
>>>>> +}
>>>> I realize this is only code movement, but since you didn't answer the
>>>> question raised on the Intel Process Trace thread (v2 03/10) yet, I'll
>>>> raise it here again: Shouldn't other fields of p be set to zero here?
>>> No - why should it?
>>> (In fact, it very deliberately does not, and changing this will break
>>> all of the policy derivation logic.)
>> Did you look at the context in which I've raised the question originally?
> Yes, but I still don't understand what prompted the question.

The introduction of (further) intermediate leaves without any

>> I did in particular ask about this effectively still being a form of black
>> listing (I said "white listing" there by mistake), just taking leaf 6 (and
>> Intel hardware) as example. guest_cpuid() takes whatever is there in
>> the policy, and update_domain_cpuid_info() does nothing either.
> See the head of recalculate_misc() which unilaterally zeroes that leaf,
> irrespective of toolstack settings.

Ah, I see - irrespective of its young age things are already sufficiently
much scattered around so one won't always easily spot the necessary

>> It was my understanding that with the switch to the new model we're
>> now strictly while listing features. Luwei's patch would extend the
>> un-audited handing through to RDT and SGX leaves.
> That is one reason why I won't ack the patch in that shape.  But as I'm
> currently rewriting this logic for a different reason, explaining the
> correct steps to extend MAX_*_LEAF will cause unnecessary work for Luwei
> as the implementation is about to change under his feet.

Well, okay then.


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