[PATCH 0/3] arm64:msr: Add MSR driver

Rongwei Wang rongwei.wang at linux.alibaba.com
Wed Dec 2 21:09:36 EST 2020

> 2020年12月1日 下午11:25,Borislav Petkov <bp at alien8.de> 写道:
> On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 11:17:39PM +0800, Rongwei Wang wrote:
>> In ARM, the system registers can only be accessed through msr and mrs,
>> so the problem created by MSR driver (depend on rdmsr and wrmsr) in
>> x86 is not necessarily present in ARM, which is very different from
>> x86.
> No, the point I'm making is that it doesn't matter what the architecture
> does or does not, register *writes* from userspace are a bad bad idea
> for the reasons I described.
Sorry, I was away for two days and didn't reply in time.
In fact, we find MSR in the x86 architecture to be a particularly useful interface. It helped us a lot when we were doing some kernel debugging. So we consider implementing a similar feature in ARM.
So as a debugging tool, could it exist, e.g. if I change CONFIG_ARM64_MSR to CONFIG_ARM64_MSR_DEBUG or others. Do you think this adjustment is possible?
> -- 
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>    Boris.
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Rongwei Wang.

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