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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 2/5] x86/tdx: Add TDX Guest event notify interrupt support
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On Mon, 2022-06-20 at 08:44 -0700, Sathyanarayanan Kuppuswamy wrote:
> I agree that event notification is currently only used for attestation. But I
> think in future there could be other use cases for it. 
>

We have TDVMCALL<Service> in GHCI 1.5. It allows specifying the vector. I
don't know whether there's any future case that still needs
SetupEventNotifyInterrupt.

> If the intention is just
> to use it for attestation, then we can just modify the GetQuote TDVMCALL to pass
> the vector address, and there is no need for new TDVMCALL.

The TDVMCALL<Service> in GHCI 1.5 actually supports specifying the vector. It
currently neither clearly says "the VMM should inject event to the vCPU on which
the TDVMCALL<Service> is called", nor it allows specifying which vCPU to inject.
Assuming we can lobby (I am already lobbying, actually) to make either way, in
fact I think it can be used as IRQ way (like I described in my first reply).

I once lobbied to completely remove GetQuote (and SetupEventNotifyInterrupt)
from GHCI 1.0 and move TDVMCALL<Service> from GHCI 1.5 to 1.0, and define a new
sub-service for attestation -- GetQuote will be one command then, and we can
define more attestation related commands (which is likely) when needed. I
believe using TDVMCALL<Service> for GetQuote can actually allow kernel to use
IRQ way, but doesn't need a system vector. But this wasn't successful.


--
Thanks,
-Kai


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