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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/5] x86: SME: BSP/SME microcode update fix
On 10.01.2018 20:25, Tom Lendacky wrote:

Hi Tom ,

> This patch series addresses an issue when SME is active and the BSP
> is attempting to check for and load microcode during load_ucode_bsp().
> Since the initrd has not been decrypted (yet) and the virtual address
> of the initrd treats the memory as encrypted, the CPIO archive parsing
> fails to locate the microcode.
> This series moves the encryption of the initrd into the early boot code
> and encrypts it at the same time that the kernel is encrypted. Since
> the initrd is now encrypted, the CPIO archive parsing succeeds in
> properly locating the microcode.
> The following patches are included in this fix:
> - Cleanup register saving in arch/x86/mm/mem_encrypt_boot.S
> - Reduce parameters and complexity for creating the SME PGD mappings
> - Centralize the use of the PMD flags used in sme_encrypt_kernel() in
> preparation for using PTE flags also.
> - Prepare sme_encrypt_kernel() to handle PAGE aligned encryption, not
> just 2MB large page aligned encryption.
> - Encrypt the initrd in sme_encrypt_kernel() when the kernel is being
> encrypted.
> This patch series is based on tip/master.

Is something in tip/master the patch serie need ?

I would like to test the serie however tip/master
breaks my box.. On tip/master there is no way to boot
with mem_crypt=on with or without your patches.

With mem_crypt=off the box at least boots to a point , seems APCI breaks on tip/master.

If someone want to take a look , a dmesg of the broken boot can be found there:


Gabriel C

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