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diff --git a/arch/arm64/Kconfig b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
index 0b3aa2a894a7..2a67abeca041 100644
@@ -1260,6 +1260,29 @@ config ARM64_CNP
+menu "ARMv8.3 architectural features"
+ bool "Enable support for pointer authentication"
+ default y
+ Pointer authentication (part of the ARMv8.3 Extensions) provides
+ instructions for signing and authenticating pointers against secret
+ keys, which can be used to mitigate Return Oriented Programming (ROP)
+ and other attacks.
+ This option enables these instructions at EL0 (i.e. for userspace).
+ Choosing this option will cause the kernel to initialise secret keys
+ for each process at exec() time, with these keys being
+ context-switched along with the process.
+ The feature is detected at runtime. If the feature is not present in
+ hardware it will not be advertised to userspace nor will it be
bool "ARM Scalable Vector Extension support"