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From: Sean Christopherson <seanjc@google.com>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan 
	<sathyanarayanan.kuppuswamy@linux.intel.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>, Peter H Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>,
	Kirill Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan <knsathya@kernel.org>,
	x86@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 08/12] x86/tdx: Add HLT support for TDX guest
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 17:47:25 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YSUwrSidivC87lBC@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YSUsBVx2DD7MCyn/@zn.tnic>

On Tue, Aug 24, 2021, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 05:06:21PM +0000, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> > It would be helpful to use local variables to document what's up, e.g.
> > 
> >  	const bool irqs_enabled = true;
> > 	const bool do_sti = true;
> > 
> > 	ret = _tdx_hypercall(EXIT_REASON_HLT, irqs_enabled0, 0, 0, do_sti, NULL);
> 
> Wait, is this do_sti thing supposed to be:
> 
> 	 * ... But this
>          * change is not required for all HLT cases. So use R15
>          * register value to identify the case which needs sti. So,
>          * if R11 is EXIT_REASON_HLT and R15 is 1, then call sti
>          * before TDCALL instruction.
> 
> ?
> 
> 
> > > > +	ret = _tdx_hypercall(EXIT_REASON_HLT, 0, 0, 0, 1, NULL);
> 						      ^^^
> Yeah, it must be it - the 1 there.
> 
> And what's with the irqs_enabled first parameter?
> 
> Is that used by the TDX module?

It's passed to the (untrusted) VMM.  The TDX Module has direct access to the guest's
entire FLAGS via the VMCS.

The VMM uses the "IRQs enabled" param to understand whether or not it should
schedule the halted vCPU if an IRQ becomes pending.  E.g. if IRQs are disabled
the VMM can keep the vCPU in virtual HLT, even if an IRQ is pending, without
hanging/breaking the guest.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-24 18:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 72+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-04 18:13 [PATCH v5 00/12] Add TDX Guest Support (Initial support) Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 01/12] x86/paravirt: Move halt paravirt calls under CONFIG_PARAVIRT Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-12  7:18   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-12 17:17     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-17 12:50     ` Juergen Gross
2021-08-17 13:16       ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-17 13:28         ` Juergen Gross
2021-08-17 13:39           ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-17 13:47             ` Juergen Gross
2021-08-17 13:50               ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 02/12] x86/tdx: Introduce INTEL_TDX_GUEST config option Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 03/12] x86/cpufeatures: Add TDX Guest CPU feature Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-12  7:39   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 04/12] x86/tdx: Add protected guest support for TDX guest Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 21:59   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-04 22:03     ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-04 22:26       ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 22:42         ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-04 23:00           ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-12  7:53             ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-12 17:18               ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-20 14:28                 ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-20 16:42                   ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-20 16:59                     ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-20 17:11                       ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 05/12] x86/tdx: Add __tdx_module_call() and __tdx_hypercall() helper functions Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-20 15:16   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 06/12] x86/tdx: Get TD execution environment information via TDINFO Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 22:38   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-20 17:13   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-20 17:31     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-20 17:35       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-20 18:29         ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-20 18:58           ` Andi Kleen
2021-08-20 19:01             ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 07/12] x86/traps: Add #VE support for TDX guest Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 10:17   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 17:32     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 17:36       ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-24 17:46       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-09-02 15:24         ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-09-03 10:17           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 08/12] x86/tdx: Add HLT " Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 16:10   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 17:06     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-24 17:25       ` Andi Kleen
2021-08-24 17:27       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 17:47         ` Sean Christopherson [this message]
2021-08-24 17:50           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-31 20:49         ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-09-01  7:42           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 18:18       ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 18:28         ` Andi Kleen
2021-08-24 17:35     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 17:48       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 09/12] x86/tdx: Wire up KVM hypercalls Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 16:34   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 18:11     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 18:29       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 19:11         ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 19:39           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 10/12] x86/tdx: Add MSR support for TDX guest Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 16:55   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 18:12     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 11/12] x86/tdx: Don't write CSTAR MSR on Intel Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:31   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-04 21:03     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 21:44       ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-04 21:48       ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-04 22:23         ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 12/12] x86/tdx: Handle CPUID via #VE Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 17:48   ` Borislav Petkov

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