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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 6/7] arm64: docs: document KVM support of pointer authentication
On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 04:17:59PM +0530, Amit Daniel Kachhap wrote:
> The documentation is updated to help in using pointer authentication
> for KVM guests.
>
> Signed-off-by: Amit Daniel Kachhap <amit.kachhap@arm.com>
> Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
> Cc: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.dall@arm.com>
> Cc: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com>
> Cc: kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu
> ---
> Documentation/arm64/pointer-authentication.txt | 8 +++++++-
> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/arm64/pointer-authentication.txt b/Documentation/arm64/pointer-authentication.txt
> index 8a9cb57..b00d735 100644
> --- a/Documentation/arm64/pointer-authentication.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/arm64/pointer-authentication.txt
> @@ -78,7 +78,13 @@ to TTBR1 addresses (e.g. kernel pointers).
> Virtualization
> --------------
>
> -Pointer authentication is not currently supported in KVM guests. KVM
> +Pointer authentication is enabled in KVM guest when virtual machine is
> +created by passing a flag requesting this feature to be enabled. Without
> +this flag, pointer authentication is not enabled in KVM guests and KVM
> will mask the feature bits from ID_AA64ISAR1_EL1, and attempted use of
> the feature will result in an UNDEFINED exception being injected into
> the guest.
> +
> +The flag to enable this feature is KVM_ARM_VCPU_PTRAUTH and should be
> +used in KVM API KVM_ARM_VCPU_INIT. The pointer authentication key
> +registers are hidden from userspace if this feature is not enabled.
> --
> 2.7.4
>

I think this is placed in the wrong file.

Any information about the KVM API should go in
Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt.

The only information about KVM that belongs in this file would be host
running a VM with ptrauth can affect the host's ptrauth state (if that
applies).


Thanks,

Christoffer

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