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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/16] KVM: x86/mmu: Add address conversion functions for TDX shared bit of GPA
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On Thu, 2024-05-16 at 10:34 +1200, Huang, Kai wrote:
>
>
> On 15/05/2024 12:59 pm, Rick Edgecombe wrote:
> > From: Isaku Yamahata <isaku.yamahata@intel.com>
> >
> > Introduce a "gfn_shared_mask" field in the kvm_arch structure to record GPA
> > shared bit and provide address conversion helpers for TDX shared bit of
> > GPA.
> >
> > TDX designates a specific GPA bit as the shared bit, which can be either
> > bit 51 or bit 47 based on configuration.
> >
> > This GPA shared bit indicates whether the corresponding physical page is
> > shared (if shared bit set) or private (if shared bit cleared).
> >
> > - GPAs with shared bit set will be mapped by VMM into conventional EPT,
> >     which is pointed by shared EPTP in TDVMCS, resides in host VMM memory
> >     and is managed by VMM.
> > - GPAs with shared bit cleared will be mapped by VMM firstly into a
> >     mirrored EPT, which resides in host VMM memory. Changes of the mirrored
> >     EPT are then propagated into a private EPT, which resides outside of
> > host
> >     VMM memory and is managed by TDX module.
> >
> > Add the "gfn_shared_mask" field to the kvm_arch structure for each VM with
> > a default value of 0. It will be set to the position of the GPA shared bit
> > in GFN through TD specific initialization code.
> >
> > Provide helpers to utilize the gfn_shared_mask to determine whether a GPA
> > is shared or private, retrieve the GPA shared bit value, and insert/strip
> > shared bit to/from a GPA.
>
> I am seriously thinking whether we should just abandon this whole
> kvm_gfn_shared_mask() thing.
>
> We already have enough mechanisms around private memory and the mapping
> of it:
>
> 1) Xarray to query whether a given GFN is private or shared;
> 2) fault->is_private to indicate whether a faulting address is private
> or shared;
> 3) sp->is_private to indicate whether a "page table" is only for private
> mapping;

You mean drop the helpers, or the struct kvm member? I think we still need the
shared bit position stored somewhere. memslots, Xarray, etc need to operate on
the GFN without the shared it.
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