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Re: [PATCH v4 1/2] xen: EXPERT clean-up and introduce UNSUPPORTED

  • To: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
  • From: Bertrand Marquis <Bertrand.Marquis@xxxxxxx>
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  • Thread-topic: [PATCH v4 1/2] xen: EXPERT clean-up and introduce UNSUPPORTED

> On 26 Jan 2021, at 13:19, Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 26.01.2021 14:17, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> Jan Beulich writes ("Re: [PATCH v4 1/2] xen: EXPERT clean-up and introduce 
>>> On 26.01.2021 12:17, Bertrand Marquis wrote:
>>>> Maybe something we could explain more clearly in the UNSUPPORTED/EXPERT
>>>> config parameters instead ?
>>>> We could also make that more clear in the help of such parameters directly.
>>>> I do not see how we could make that more clear directly in the prompt (as
>>>> making it too long is not a good solution).
>>> My main request is that such tags be added only if there's
>>> absolutely no ambiguity. Anything else (requiring longer
>>> explanations in many cases) should be expressed in the help
>>> text of the option, or in yet other ways (a referral to
>>> SUPPORT.md comes to mind).
>> Is
>>>>>>> +       bool "Harden the branch predictor against aliasing attacks 
>>>>>>> (disabling UNSUPPORTED)" if UNSUPPORTED
>> too long ?
> It may be tolerable, but it is getting longish imo.

I am also not quite sure this is making things clearer.


> Jan



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