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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 1/4] crypto: ccp - Name -1 return value as SEV_RET_NO_FW_CALL
On Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 09:05:19AM -0800, Dionna Amalie Glaze wrote:
> Arguably it shouldn't ever get this value. We're just not very
> selective when we copy back the kernel copy of the ioctl argument.
> In all cases user space should treat the value as undefined, but still
> we don't want to leak uninitialized kernel stack values.

Absolutely.

> I've changed it to -1 to name the same kind of error across host and
> guest: the communication with the PSP didn't complete successfully, so
> the "error" value is not from the PSP.
> This value can also get returned to user space during a -ENOTTY result.
> We can call this NO_FW_CALL or UNDEFINED. I have no real preference.

Me neither as long as this is written down and agreed upon as a possible
value and not leaking kernel stack.

> Whatever value we set initially, the VMM can overwrite exitinfo2
> during the ghcb_hv_call.
> I'd rather that the "undefined" values were the same across both,
> because the guest is merely receiving a value from the host's PSP
> driver (or should be).
> It keeps the enum for return values a bit tidier and not concerned
> with whether the value is viewed from the host or guest.

Ack.

...

> I hope the above discussion is clear that it's purely a defined
> "undefined" because being pickier about what to copy_to_user during
> exceptional circumstances in order to not overwrite the user's fw_err
> value seems an unnecessary amount of code.

Ok, I think we're on the same page. So pls document that NO_FW_CALL or
so value and what it means and that thing should be taken care of.

Thx.

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Boris.

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