Commit c51ff2c7 authored by Dave Hansen's avatar Dave Hansen Committed by Ingo Molnar
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x86/pkeys: Update documentation about availability

Now that CPUs that implement Memory Protection Keys are publicly
available we can be a bit less oblique about where it is available.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDave Hansen <>
Acked-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <>
Cc: Brian Gerst <>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <>
Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>

Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <>
parent fd11a649
Memory Protection Keys for Userspace (PKU aka PKEYs) is a CPU feature
which will be found on future Intel CPUs.
Memory Protection Keys for Userspace (PKU aka PKEYs) is a feature
which is found on Intel's Skylake "Scalable Processor" Server CPUs.
It will be avalable in future non-server parts.
For anyone wishing to test or use this feature, it is available in
Amazon's EC2 C5 instances and is known to work there using an Ubuntu
17.04 image.
Memory Protection Keys provides a mechanism for enforcing page-based
protections, but without requiring modification of the page tables
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