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From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
To: "Chang S. Bae" <chang.seok.bae@intel.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>, Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>,
	Andrew Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>, X86 ML <x86@kernel.org>,
	Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	jing2.liu@intel.com, "Ravi V. Shankar" <ravi.v.shankar@intel.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"open list:DOCUMENTATION" <linux-doc@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 22/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Introduce boot-parameters for control some state component support
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2020 10:15:04 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CALCETrVToTrLQEbmXugja_Aif8LcZ7kX8Shu0Gg-FOx6w0p48A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201001203913.9125-23-chang.seok.bae@intel.com>

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 1:43 PM Chang S. Bae <chang.seok.bae@intel.com> wrote:
>
> "xstate.disable=0x6000" will disable AMX on a system that has AMX compiled
> into XFEATURE_MASK_USER_SUPPORTED.

Can we please use words for this?  Perhaps:

xstate.disable=amx,zmm

and maybe add a list in /proc/cpuinfo or somewhere in /proc or /sys
that shows all the currently enabled xsave states.

>
> "xstate.enable=0x6000" will enable AMX on a system that does NOT have AMX
> compiled into XFEATURE_MASK_USER_SUPPORTED (assuming the kernel is new
> enough to support this feature).

This sounds like it will be quite confusing to anyone reading the
kernel code to discover that a feature that is not "SUPPORTED" is
nonetheless enabled.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-10-02 17:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-01 20:38 [RFC PATCH 00/22] x86: Support Intel Advanced Matrix Extensions Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:38 ` [RFC PATCH 01/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify area init helper prototypes to access all the possible areas Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:38 ` [RFC PATCH 02/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify xstate copy " Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:38 ` [RFC PATCH 03/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify address finder " Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:38 ` [RFC PATCH 04/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify save and restore helper " Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:38 ` [RFC PATCH 05/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Introduce a new variable for dynamic user states Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:38 ` [RFC PATCH 06/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Outline dynamic xstate area size in the task context Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:38 ` [RFC PATCH 07/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Introduce helpers to manage an xstate area dynamically Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 23:41   ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-10-13 22:00     ` Brown, Len
2020-10-01 20:38 ` [RFC PATCH 08/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Define the scope of the initial xstate data Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 09/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Introduce wrapper functions for organizing xstate area access Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 10/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Update xstate save function for supporting dynamic user xstate Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 11/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Update xstate area address finder " Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 12/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Update xstate context copy function for supporting dynamic area Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 13/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Expand dynamic user state area on first use Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 23:39   ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-10-13 22:31     ` Brown, Len
2020-10-13 22:43       ` Dave Hansen
2020-10-14  1:11         ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-10-14  6:03           ` Dave Hansen
2020-10-14 16:10             ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-10-14 16:29               ` Dave Hansen
2020-11-03 21:32                 ` Bae, Chang Seok
2020-11-03 21:41                   ` Dave Hansen
2020-11-03 21:53                     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2020-10-14 10:41         ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-10-14  1:47       ` Andy Lutomirski
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 14/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Inherit dynamic user state when used in the parent Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 15/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Support ptracer-induced xstate area expansion Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 16/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Support dynamic user state in the signal handling path Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 17/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Extend the table for mapping xstate components with features Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 18/22] x86/cpufeatures/amx: Enumerate Advanced Matrix Extension (AMX) feature bits Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 19/22] x86/fpu/amx: Define AMX state components and have it used for boot-time checks Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 20/22] x86/fpu/amx: Enable the AMX feature in 64-bit mode Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 21/22] selftest/x86/amx: Include test cases for the AMX state management Chang S. Bae
2020-10-01 20:39 ` [RFC PATCH 22/22] x86/fpu/xstate: Introduce boot-parameters for control some state component support Chang S. Bae
2020-10-02  2:09   ` Randy Dunlap
2020-10-13 23:00     ` Brown, Len
2020-10-02 17:15   ` Andy Lutomirski [this message]
2020-10-02 17:26     ` Dave Hansen
2020-10-13 23:38     ` Brown, Len
2020-10-02 17:25   ` Dave Hansen

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