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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 20/40] x86/sev: Use SEV-SNP AP creation to start secondary CPUs
On 12/31/21 16:36, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 09:43:12AM -0600, Brijesh Singh wrote:
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/sev-common.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/sev-common.h
>> index 123a96f7dff2..38c14601ae4a 100644
>
>> +{
>> + unsigned long pfn;
>> + struct page *p;
>> +
>> + /*
>> + * Allocate an SNP safe page to workaround the SNP erratum where
>> + * the CPU will incorrectly signal an RMP violation #PF if a
>> + * hugepage (2mb or 1gb) collides with the RMP entry of VMSA page.
>
> 2MB or 1GB
>
> Collides how? The 4K frame is inside the hugepage?
>
>> + * The recommeded workaround is to not use the large page.
>
> Unknown word [recommeded] in comment, suggestions:
> ['recommended', 'recommend', 'recommitted', 'commended', 'commandeered']
>
>> + *
>> + * Allocate one extra page, use a page which is not 2mb aligned
>
> 2MB-aligned
>
>> + * and free the other.
>> + */
>> + p = alloc_pages(GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT | __GFP_ZERO, 1);
>> + if (!p)
>> + return NULL;
>> +
>> + split_page(p, 1);
>> +
>> + pfn = page_to_pfn(p);
>> + if (IS_ALIGNED(__pfn_to_phys(pfn), PMD_SIZE)) {
>> + pfn++;
>> + __free_page(p);
>> + } else {
>> + __free_page(pfn_to_page(pfn + 1));
>> + }
>
> AFAICT, this is doing all this stuff so that you can make sure you get a
> non-2M-aligned page. I wonder if there's a way to simply ask mm to give
> you such page directly.
>
> vbabka?

AFAIK, not, as this is a very unusual constraint. Unless there are more
places that need it, should be fine to solve it like above. Maybe just also
be optimistic and try a plain order-0 first and only if it has the undesired
alignment (which should happen only once per 512 allocations), fallback to
the above?

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