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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 3/3] x86/tdx: Add Quote generation support
On Mon, May 02, 2022 at 02:40:26PM +1200, Kai Huang wrote:
>
> > +
> > + /* Get order for Quote buffer page allocation */
> > + order = get_order(quote_req.len);
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * Allocate buffer to get TD Quote from the VMM.
> > + * Size needs to be 4KB aligned (which is already
> > + * met in page allocation).
> > + */
> > + tdquote = (void *)__get_free_pages(GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_ZERO, order);
> > + if (!tdquote) {
> > + ret = -ENOMEM;
> > + goto quote_failed;
> > + }
>
> You can use alloc_pages_exact().
>
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * Since this buffer will be shared with the VMM via GetQuote
> > + * hypercall, decrypt it.
> > + */
> > + ret = set_memory_decrypted((unsigned long)tdquote, 1UL << order);
> > + if (ret)
> > + goto quote_failed;
>
>
> Again, Dave and Andi already commented you should use vmap() to avoid breaking
> up the direct-mapping. Please use vmap() instead.
>
> https://lore.kernel.org/all/ce0feeec-a949-35f8-3010-b0d69acbbc2e@linux.intel.com/
>
> Will review the rest later.

I would rather convert it to use DMA API for memory allocation. It will
tap into swiotlb buffer that already converted and there's no need to
touch direct mapping. Both allocation and freeing such memory is cheaper
because of that.

--
Kirill A. Shutemov

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