x86/paravirt: Remove 'noreplace-paravirt' cmdline option
authorJosh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 04:13:33 +0000 (22:13 -0600)
committerBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:58:38 +0000 (18:58 +0000)
commit1a3f15cb660eff3aa21c8af234eb362b9c69d1ae
tree8e06579f96f64dead0a9a682332617a9611565be
parent879a92de02e3847701c440c03807e44206cf25ea
x86/paravirt: Remove 'noreplace-paravirt' cmdline option

commit 12c69f1e94c89d40696e83804dd2f0965b5250cd upstream.

The 'noreplace-paravirt' option disables paravirt patching, leaving the
original pv indirect calls in place.

That's highly incompatible with retpolines, unless we want to uglify
paravirt even further and convert the paravirt calls to retpolines.

As far as I can tell, the option doesn't seem to be useful for much
other than introducing surprising corner cases and making the kernel
vulnerable to Spectre v2.  It was probably a debug option from the early
paravirt days.  So just remove it.

Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
Cc: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Jun Nakajima <jun.nakajima@intel.com>
Cc: Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
Cc: Asit Mallick <asit.k.mallick@intel.com>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Jason Baron <jbaron@akamai.com>
Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Cc: Alok Kataria <akataria@vmware.com>
Cc: Arjan Van De Ven <arjan.van.de.ven@intel.com>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180131041333.2x6blhxirc2kclrq@treble
[bwh: Backported to 3.2: adjust filename]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c