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[Xen-devel] [PATCH] x86: clear RDRAND CPUID bit on AMD family 15h/16h

Inspired by Linux commit c49a0a80137c7ca7d6ced4c812c9e07a949f6f24:

    There have been reports of RDRAND issues after resuming from suspend on
    some AMD family 15h and family 16h systems. This issue stems from a BIOS
    not performing the proper steps during resume to ensure RDRAND continues
    to function properly.

    Update the CPU initialization to clear the RDRAND CPUID bit for any family
    15h and 16h processor that supports RDRAND. If it is known that the family
    15h or family 16h system does not have an RDRAND resume issue or that the
    system will not be placed in suspend, the "cpuid=rdrand" kernel parameter
    can be used to stop the clearing of the RDRAND CPUID bit.

    Note, that clearing the RDRAND CPUID bit does not prevent a processor
    that normally supports the RDRAND instruction from executing it. So any
    code that determined the support based on family and model won't #UD.

Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
Slightly RFC, in particular because of the change to parse_xen_cpuid():
Alternative approach suggestions are welcome.

--- a/docs/misc/xen-command-line.pandoc
+++ b/docs/misc/xen-command-line.pandoc
@@ -488,6 +488,10 @@ The Speculation Control hardware feature
 be ignored, e.g. `no-ibrsb`, at which point Xen won't use them itself, and
 won't offer them to guests.
+`rdrand` can be used to override the default disabling of the feature on 
+AMD systems.  Its negative form can of course also be used to suppress use and
+exposure of the feature.
 ### cpuid_mask_cpu
 > `= fam_0f_rev_[cdefg] | fam_10_rev_[bc] | fam_11_rev_b`
--- a/xen/arch/x86/cpu/amd.c
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/cpu/amd.c
@@ -641,6 +641,18 @@ static void init_amd(struct cpuinfo_x86
                if (acpi_smi_cmd && (acpi_enable_value | acpi_disable_value))
                        amd_acpi_c1e_quirk = true;
+       case 0x15: case 0x16:
+               /*
+                * There are too many Fam15/Fam16 systems where upon resume
+                * from S3 firmware fails to re-setup properly functioning
+                * RDRAND.  Clear the feature unless force-enabled on the
+                * command line.
+                */
+               if (c == &boot_cpu_data &&
+                   !is_forced_cpu_cap(X86_FEATURE_RDRAND))
+                       setup_clear_cpu_cap(X86_FEATURE_RDRAND);
+               break;
--- a/xen/arch/x86/cpu/common.c
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/cpu/common.c
@@ -94,6 +94,11 @@ void __init setup_force_cpu_cap(unsigned
        __set_bit(cap, boot_cpu_data.x86_capability);
+bool __init is_forced_cpu_cap(unsigned int cap)
+       return test_bit(cap, forced_caps);
 static void default_init(struct cpuinfo_x86 * c)
        /* Not much we can do here... */
--- a/xen/arch/x86/cpuid.c
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/cpuid.c
@@ -74,6 +74,13 @@ static int __init parse_xen_cpuid(const
+        else if ( (val = parse_boolean("rdrand", s, ss)) >= 0 )
+        {
+            if ( !val )
+                setup_clear_cpu_cap(X86_FEATURE_RDRAND);
+            else if ( cpuid_ecx(1) & cpufeat_mask(X86_FEATURE_RDRAND) )
+                setup_force_cpu_cap(X86_FEATURE_RDRAND);
+        }
             rc = -EINVAL;
--- a/xen/include/asm-x86/processor.h
+++ b/xen/include/asm-x86/processor.h
@@ -166,6 +166,7 @@ extern const struct x86_cpu_id *x86_matc
 extern void identify_cpu(struct cpuinfo_x86 *);
 extern void setup_clear_cpu_cap(unsigned int);
 extern void setup_force_cpu_cap(unsigned int);
+extern bool is_forced_cpu_cap(unsigned int);
 extern void print_cpu_info(unsigned int cpu);
 extern unsigned int init_intel_cacheinfo(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c);

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