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authorVlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>2018-08-23 16:21:29 +0200
committerThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>2018-08-24 15:55:17 +0200
commit6a012288d6906fee1dbc244050ade1dafe4a9c8d (patch)
tree17fddd5df13eec3bfa5731fa6619bad7c26418c3 /arch
parentb0a182f875689647b014bc01d36b340217792852 (diff)
x86/speculation/l1tf: Suggest what to do on systems with too much RAM
Two users have reported [1] that they have an "extremely unlikely" system with more than MAX_PA/2 memory and L1TF mitigation is not effective. Make the warning more helpful by suggesting the proper mem=X kernel boot parameter to make it effective and a link to the L1TF document to help decide if the mitigation is worth the unusable RAM. [1] https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1105536 Suggested-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Signed-off-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Cc: "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/966571f0-9d7f-43dc-92c6-a10eec7a1254@suse.cz
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
index cb4a16292aa7..4c2313d0b9ca 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c
@@ -702,6 +702,10 @@ static void __init l1tf_select_mitigation(void)
half_pa = (u64)l1tf_pfn_limit() << PAGE_SHIFT;
if (e820__mapped_any(half_pa, ULLONG_MAX - half_pa, E820_TYPE_RAM)) {
pr_warn("System has more than MAX_PA/2 memory. L1TF mitigation not effective.\n");
+ pr_info("You may make it effective by booting the kernel with mem=%llu parameter.\n",
+ half_pa);
+ pr_info("However, doing so will make a part of your RAM unusable.\n");
+ pr_info("Reading https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/l1tf.html might help you decide.\n");