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SubjectRe: [Part1 PATCH v4 15/17] percpu: introduce DEFINE_PER_CPU_UNENCRYPTED
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Hi Boris,

On 09/19/2017 05:39 AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
...

>> @@ -815,6 +825,7 @@
>> . = ALIGN(cacheline); \
>> *(.data..percpu) \
>> *(.data..percpu..shared_aligned) \
>> + PERCPU_UNENCRYPTED_SECTION \
>> VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__per_cpu_end) = .;
>
> So looking at this more: I'm wondering if we can simply reuse the
> PER_CPU_SHARED_ALIGNED_SECTION definition which is for shared per-CPU
> sections. Instead of introducing a special section which is going to be
> used only by SEV, practically.
>
> Because "shared" also kinda implies that it is shared by multiple agents
> and those agents can just as well be guest and hypervisor. And then that
> patch is gone too.
>
> Hmmm...?
>

"..shared_aligned" section does not start and end with page-size alignment.
Since the C-bit works on PAGE_SIZE alignment hence the "..unencrypted" section
starts and ends with page-size alignment. The closest I can find is
"..page_aligned" but again it does not end with page-size alignment.

Additionally, since we clear the C-bit from unencrypted section hence we
should avoid overloading the existing section -- we don't want to expose more
than we wish.

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