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SubjectRe: [PATCH v10 11/26] s390: vfio-ap: implement mediated device open callback
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On 09/24/2018 04:40 AM, David Hildenbrand wrote:
>
>> /**
>> - * Verify that the AP instructions are available on the guest. This is
>> indicated
>> - * via the KVM_S390_VM_CPU_FEAT_AP CPU model feature.
>> + * Verify that the AP instructions are being interpreted by firmware
>> for the
>> + * guest. This is indicated by the kvm->arch.crypto.apie flag.
>> */
>> static int kvm_ap_validate_crypto_setup(struct kvm *kvm)
>> {
>> - if (test_bit_inv(KVM_S390_VM_CPU_FEAT_AP, kvm->arch.cpu_feat))
>> + if (kvm->arch.crypto.apie)
>> return 0;
>
> I wonder if this check makes sense, because apie can be toggled during
> runtime. I guess it would be sufficient to check if the ap control block
> is available and apie is supported by the HW.

I am not clear about what you are getting at here, but I'll attempt
to respond. There is no need to check if the AP control block (CRYCB)
is available as the address is set in the CRYCBD three instructions
above, even if AP instructions are not available. Regarding whether apie
is supported by the hardware, the value of vcpu->kvm->arch.crypto.apie
can not be set unless it is supported by the HW. In the patch (24/26)
that provides the VM attributes to toggle this value, it can only be
turned on if the AP instructions are available. I might also note that
the kvm_ap_validate_crypto_setup() function is called whenever one of
the VM crypto attributes is changed, so it makes sense that decisions
made in this function are based on a change to a VM crypto attribute. In
my first pass at changing this function, I checked
ap_instructions_available() here, but after considering all of the
above, it made sense to me to check the apie flag.

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