Re: [PATCH v9 23/42] Documentation/x86: Add CET shadow stack description

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On Sun, Jul 02, 2023 at 06:03:42PM +0000, Edgecombe, Rick P wrote:
> On Thu, 2023-06-29 at 17:07 +0100, szabolcs.nagy@xxxxxxx wrote:

> > which means x86 linux will likely end up maintaining two incompatible
> > abis and the future one will need user code and build system changes,
> > not just runtime changes. it is not a small incremental change to add
> > alt shadow stack support for example.

> > i don't think the maintenance burden of two shadow stack abis is the
> > right path for arm64 to follow, so the shadow stack semantics will
> > likely become divergent not common across targets.

> Unfortunately we are at a bit of an information asymmetry here because
> the ARM spec and patches are not public. It may be part of the cause of
> the confusion.

While the descriptive text bit of the spec is not yet integrated into
the ARM the architecture XML describing the instructions and system
registers is there, the document is numbered DDI0601:

The GCS specific instructions and system registers are all named
beginning with GCS, it's aarch64 only.

Hopefully I should have something out next week for the kernel.

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