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SubjectRe: [PATCH v10 0/9] KVM: mm: fd-based approach for supporting KVM
On Fri, Dec 02, 2022, Chao Peng wrote:
> This patch series implements KVM guest private memory for confidential
> computing scenarios like Intel TDX[1]. If a TDX host accesses
> TDX-protected guest memory, machine check can happen which can further
> crash the running host system, this is terrible for multi-tenant
> configurations. The host accesses include those from KVM userspace like
> QEMU. This series addresses KVM userspace induced crash by introducing
> new mm and KVM interfaces so KVM userspace can still manage guest memory
> via a fd-based approach, but it can never access the guest memory
> content.
> The patch series touches both core mm and KVM code. I appreciate
> Andrew/Hugh and Paolo/Sean can review and pick these patches. Any other
> reviews are always welcome.
> - 01: mm change, target for mm tree
> - 02-09: KVM change, target for KVM tree

A version with all of my feedback, plus reworked versions of Vishal's selftest,
is available here: x86/upm_base_support

It compiles and passes the selftest, but it's otherwise barely tested. There are
a few todos (2 I think?) and many of the commits need changelogs, i.e. it's still
a WIP.

As for next steps, can you (handwaving all of the TDX folks) take a look at what
I pushed and see if there's anything horrifically broken, and that it still works
for TDX?

Fuad (and pKVM folks) same ask for you with respect to pKVM. Absolutely no rush
(and I mean that).

On my side, the two things on my mind are (a) tests and (b) downstream dependencies
(SEV and TDX). For tests, I want to build a lists of tests that are required for
merging so that the criteria for merging are clear, and so that if the list is large
(haven't thought much yet), the work of writing and running tests can be distributed.

Regarding downstream dependencies, before this lands, I want to pull in all the
TDX and SNP series and see how everything fits together. Specifically, I want to
make sure that we don't end up with a uAPI that necessitates ugly code, and that we
don't miss an opportunity to make things simpler. The patches in the SNP series to
add "legacy" SEV support for UPM in particular made me slightly rethink some minor
details. Nothing remotely major, but something that needs attention since it'll
be uAPI.

I'm off Monday, so it'll be at least Tuesday before I make any more progress on
my side.


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