[v3,4/8] x86: stop exporting msr-index.h to userland

Submitted by Nicolas Dichtel on Jan. 13, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

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Nicolas Dichtel Jan. 13, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Suggested-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Signed-off-by: Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel@6wind.com>
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 arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/Kbuild | 1 -
 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

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Nicolas Dichtel Jan. 13, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Le 13/01/2017 à 16:43, David Howells a écrit :
>> -header-y += msr-index.h
> 
> I see it on my desktop as /usr/include/asm/msr-index.h and it's been there at
> least four years - and as such it's part of the UAPI.  I don't think you can
> remove it unless you can guarantee there are no userspace users.
I keep it in the v2 of the series, but the maintainer, Borislav Petkov, asks me
to un-export it.

I will follow the maintainer decision.


Regards,
Nicolas
Borislav Petkov Jan. 13, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 05:08:34PM +0100, Nicolas Dichtel wrote:
> Le 13/01/2017 à 16:43, David Howells a écrit :
> >> -header-y += msr-index.h
> > 
> > I see it on my desktop as /usr/include/asm/msr-index.h and it's been there at
> > least four years - and as such it's part of the UAPI.  I don't think you can
> > remove it unless you can guarantee there are no userspace users.
> I keep it in the v2 of the series, but the maintainer, Borislav Petkov, asks me
> to un-export it.
> 
> I will follow the maintainer decision.

I'm not the maintainer. I simply think that exporting that file was
wrong because it if we change something in it, we will break userspace.
And that should not happen - if userspace needs MSRs, it should do its
own defines.

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diff --git a/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/Kbuild b/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/Kbuild
index 3dec769cadf7..1c532b3f18ea 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/Kbuild
+++ b/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/Kbuild
@@ -27,7 +27,6 @@  header-y += ldt.h
 header-y += mce.h
 header-y += mman.h
 header-y += msgbuf.h
-header-y += msr-index.h
 header-y += msr.h
 header-y += mtrr.h
 header-y += param.h