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SubjectRe: [Part2 PATCH v6 01/38] Documentation/virtual/kvm: Add AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV)

On 10/20/2017 08:18 AM, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:33:36 -0500
> Brijesh Singh <> wrote:
>> Create a Documentation entry to describe the AMD Secure Encrypted
>> Virtualization (SEV) feature.
> A couple of quick notes...
> - This is describing an x86 subarchitecture feature, so it seems to me
> that Documentation/x86 would be a more logical place for it. Yes, KVM
> can use this feature, but it's not a KVM feature and there might be
> something else that takes advantage of it too.

In part1 of SEV patches, we do expand the
Documentation/x86/amd-memory-eencryption.txt to explain the SEV
architecture feature. In this patch, we focus on documenting the SEV
specific changes from the KVM point of view and how it integrate with KVM.

> - Any chance of getting it formatted as RST? It's almost there already.

Sure, next rev I will convert it to RST format.

> Beyond that, the document obviously falls far short of what one would
> have to know to use SEV; probably filling all that in would make it long
> indeed.

In later part of patches (Patch 24/38 [1]), I expand this doc to provide
high level overview of various SEV commands to support common lifecycle
events of SEV guests, such as launching, running, snapshotting,
migrating etc.


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