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SubjectRe: [RFC Part2 PATCH 01/30] x86: Add the host SEV-SNP initialization support
On 3/25/21 8:31 AM, Brijesh Singh wrote:
> On 3/25/21 9:58 AM, Dave Hansen wrote:
>>> +static int __init mem_encrypt_snp_init(void)
>>> +{
>>> + if (!boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_SEV_SNP))
>>> + return 1;
>>> +
>>> + if (rmptable_init()) {
>>> + setup_clear_cpu_cap(X86_FEATURE_SEV_SNP);
>>> + return 1;
>>> + }
>>> +
>>> + static_branch_enable(&snp_enable_key);
>>> +
>>> + return 0;
>>> +}
>> Could you explain a bit why 'snp_enable_key' is needed in addition to
> The X86_FEATURE_SEV_SNP indicates that hardware supports the feature --
> this does not necessary means that SEV-SNP is enabled in the host.

I think you're confusing the CPUID bit that initially populates
X86_FEATURE_SEV_SNP with the X86_FEATURE bit. We clear X86_FEATURE bits
all the time for features that the kernel turns off, even while the
hardware supports it.

Look at what we do in init_ia32_feat_ctl() for SGX, for instance. We
then go on to use X86_FEATURE_SGX at runtime to see if SGX was disabled,
even though the hardware supports it.

>> For a lot of features, we just use cpu_feature_enabled(), which does
>> both compile-time and static_cpu_has(). This whole series seems to lack
>> compile-time disables for the code that it adds, like the code it adds
>> to arch/x86/mm/fault.c or even mm/memory.c.
> Noted, I will add the #ifdef  to make sure that its compiled out when
> the config does not have the AMD_MEM_ENCRYPTION enabled.

IS_ENABLED() tends to be nicer for these things.

Even better is if you coordinate these with your X86_FEATURE_SEV_SNP
checks. Then, put X86_FEATURE_SEV_SNP in disabled-features.h, and you
can use cpu_feature_enabled(X86_FEATURE_SEV_SNP) as both a
(statically-patched) runtime *AND* compile-time check without an
explicit #ifdefs.

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