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Date:   Fri, 18 Dec 2020 15:33:34 +0100
From:   Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:     "Bae, Chang Seok" <chang.seok.bae@...el.com>
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        the arch/x86 maintainers <x86@...nel.org>,
        "herbert@...dor.apana.org.au" <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>,
        "Williams, Dan J" <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
        "Hansen, Dave" <dave.hansen@...el.com>,
        "Shankar, Ravi V" <ravi.v.shankar@...el.com>,
        "Sun, Ning" <ning.sun@...el.com>,
        "Dwarakanath, Kumar N" <kumar.n.dwarakanath@...el.com>,
        "linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org" <linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 7/8] crypto: x86/aes-kl - Support AES algorithm using
 Key Locker instructions

On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 10:34:28AM +0000, Bae, Chang Seok wrote:
> 
> > On Dec 18, 2020, at 19:11, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org> wrote:
> > 
> > *groan*, so what actual version of binutils is needed and why is this
> > driver important enough to build on ancient crud to warrant all this
> > gunk?
> 
> The new Key Locker instructions look to be added a few month ago [1].
> But the latest binutils release (2.35.1) does not include them yet.
> 
> I’m open to drop the macros if there is any better way to define them
> without binutils support.

It's just a driver, make it depend on binutils having the instructions.

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