[PATCH] kdump, vmcoreinfo: Export sme_me_mask value to vmcoreinfo

Borislav Petkov bp at alien8.de
Sat Oct 27 07:51:51 PDT 2018

On Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 10:41:56PM +0800, lijiang wrote:
> Actually, the value of 'sme_me_mask' is 0x800000000000 when SME is
> enabled, otherwise it is 0. That is to say, if the bit 47 is set, the
> bit number is also 0x800000000000 (1 << 47UL);

Yes, and you can simply copy the mask into your variable and export
that. Thinking about it more, though, it might be better if you instead
export a smaller value - not an u64 - and construct the mask in
userspace. I.e., a u8 which should be enough for your current purposes.

I say current because if it turns out we need to export more SME-related
info to userspace, exporting an u64 and then OR-ing in more information
in it would allow that. u8 not so much. So doing something like:

[ misc	   ][ enc bit  ][ other misc SME info 				      ]
63   59   55   51   47   43   39   35   31   27   23   19   15   11   7    3

would allow for exporting that additional info.

Especially if we want to use VMCOREINFO for more than kexec things.


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