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SubjectRe: [PATCH V7 1/5] swiotlb: Add swiotlb bounce buffer remap function for HV IVM
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On 12/13/21 8:36 PM, Tianyu Lan wrote:
> On 12/14/2021 12:45 AM, Dave Hansen wrote:
>> On 12/12/21 11:14 PM, Tianyu Lan wrote:
>>> In Isolation VM with AMD SEV, bounce buffer needs to be accessed via
>>> extra address space which is above shared_gpa_boundary (E.G 39 bit
>>> address line) reported by Hyper-V CPUID ISOLATION_CONFIG. The access
>>> physical address will be original physical address +
>>> shared_gpa_boundary.
>>> The shared_gpa_boundary in the AMD SEV SNP spec is called virtual top of
>>> memory(vTOM). Memory addresses below vTOM are automatically treated as
>>> private while memory above vTOM is treated as shared.
>>
>> This seems to be independently reintroducing some of the SEV
>> infrastructure.  Is it really OK that this doesn't interact at all with
>> any existing SEV code?
>>
>> For instance, do we need a new 'swiotlb_unencrypted_base', or should
>> this just be using sme_me_mask somehow?
>
>        Thanks for your review. Hyper-V provides a para-virtualized
> confidential computing solution based on the AMD SEV function and not
> expose sev&sme capabilities to guest. So sme_me_mask is unset in the
> Hyper-V Isolation VM. swiotlb_unencrypted_base is more general solution
> to handle such case of different address space for encrypted and
> decrypted memory and other platform also may reuse it.

I don't really understand how this can be more general any *not* get
utilized by the existing SEV support.

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