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From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
To: Brijesh Singh <brijesh.singh@amd.com>
Cc: X86 ML <x86@kernel.org>, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	kvm list <kvm@vger.kernel.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
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	Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@amd.com>,
	Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>,
	Sean Christopherson <seanjc@google.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>, Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 08/37] x86/sev: Split the physmap when adding the page in RMP table
Date: Mon, 3 May 2021 08:15:49 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CALCETrXsUW3S_9ZUPXT5HEv_ki2VxEUQMe-uzerG1xnbcgYNtw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210430123822.13825-9-brijesh.singh@amd.com>

On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 5:39 AM Brijesh Singh <brijesh.singh@amd.com> wrote:
>
> The integrity guarantee of SEV-SNP is enforced through the RMP table.
> The RMP is used in conjuntion with standard x86 and IOMMU page
> tables to enforce memory restrictions and page access rights. The
> RMP is indexed by system physical address, and is checked at the end
> of CPU and IOMMU table walks. The RMP check is enforced as soon as
> SEV-SNP is enabled globally in the system. Not every memory access
> requires an RMP check. In particular, the read accesses from the
> hypervisor do not require RMP checks because the data confidentiality
> is already protected via memory encryption. When hardware encounters
> an RMP checks failure, it raise a page-fault exception. The RMP bit in
> fault error code can be used to determine if the fault was due to an
> RMP checks failure.
>
> A write from the hypervisor goes through the RMP checks. When the
> hypervisor writes to pages, hardware checks to ensures that the assigned
> bit in the RMP is zero (i.e page is shared). If the page table entry that
> gives the sPA indicates that the target page size is a large page, then
> all RMP entries for the 4KB constituting pages of the target must have the
> assigned bit 0. If one of entry does not have assigned bit 0 then hardware
> will raise an RMP violation. To resolve it, split the page table entry
> leading to target page into 4K.
>
> This poses a challenge in the Linux memory model. The Linux kernel
> creates a direct mapping of all the physical memory -- referred to as
> the physmap. The physmap may contain a valid mapping of guest owned pages.
> During the page table walk, the host access may get into the situation where
> one of the pages within the large page is owned by the guest (i.e assigned
> bit is set in RMP). A write to a non-guest within the large page will
> raise an RMP violation. To workaround it, call set_memory_4k() to split
> the physmap before adding the page in the RMP table. This ensures that the
> pages added in the RMP table are used as 4K in the physmap.
>
> The spliting of the physmap is a temporary solution until the kernel page
> fault handler is improved to split the kernel address on demand.

Not happening.  The pages to be split might be critical to fault
handling, e.g. stack, GDT, IDT, etc.

How much performance do we get back if we add a requirement that only
2M pages (hugetlbfs, etc) may be used for private guest memory?

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-03 15:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 67+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-30 12:37 [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 00/37] Add AMD Secure Nested Paging (SEV-SNP) Hypervisor Support Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 01/37] KVM: SVM: Add support to handle AP reset MSR protocol Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 02/37] KVM: SVM: Provide the Hypervisor Feature support VMGEXIT Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 03/37] KVM: SVM: Increase the GHCB protocol version Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 04/37] x86/cpufeatures: Add SEV-SNP CPU feature Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 05/37] x86/sev: Add the host SEV-SNP initialization support Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 06/37] x86/sev: Add RMP entry lookup helpers Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 07/37] x86/sev: Add helper functions for RMPUPDATE and PSMASH instruction Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 08/37] x86/sev: Split the physmap when adding the page in RMP table Brijesh Singh
2021-05-03 15:07   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-05-03 15:15   ` Andy Lutomirski [this message]
2021-05-03 15:41     ` Dave Hansen
2021-05-07 11:28       ` Vlastimil Babka
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 09/37] x86/traps: Define RMP violation #PF error code Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 10/37] x86/fault: Add support to handle the RMP fault for kernel address Brijesh Singh
2021-05-03 14:44   ` Dave Hansen
2021-05-03 15:03     ` Andy Lutomirski
2021-05-03 15:49       ` Brijesh Singh
2021-05-03 15:37     ` Brijesh Singh
2021-05-03 16:15       ` Dave Hansen
2021-05-03 17:19         ` Brijesh Singh
2021-05-03 17:31           ` Brijesh Singh
2021-05-03 17:40           ` Andy Lutomirski
2021-05-03 19:41             ` Brijesh Singh
2021-05-03 19:43               ` Dave Hansen
2021-05-04 12:31                 ` Brijesh Singh
2021-05-04 14:33                   ` Dave Hansen
2021-05-04 15:16                     ` Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 11/37] x86/fault: Add support to handle the RMP fault for user address Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 12/37] crypto:ccp: Define the SEV-SNP commands Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 13/37] crypto: ccp: Add support to initialize the AMD-SP for SEV-SNP Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:37 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 14/37] crypto: ccp: Shutdown SNP firmware on kexec Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 15/37] crypto:ccp: Provide APIs to issue SEV-SNP commands Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 16/37] crypto: ccp: Handle the legacy TMR allocation when SNP is enabled Brijesh Singh
2021-05-10 18:23   ` Peter Gonda
2021-05-10 20:07     ` Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 17/37] crypto: ccp: Handle the legacy SEV command " Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 18/37] KVM: SVM: make AVIC backing, VMSA and VMCB memory allocation SNP safe Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 19/37] KVM: SVM: Add initial SEV-SNP support Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 20/37] KVM: SVM: define new SEV_FEATURES field in the VMCB Save State Area Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 21/37] KVM: SVM: Add KVM_SNP_INIT command Brijesh Singh
2021-05-06 20:25   ` Peter Gonda
2021-05-06 22:29     ` Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 22/37] KVM: SVM: Add KVM_SEV_SNP_LAUNCH_START command Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 23/37] KVM: SVM: Add KVM_SEV_SNP_LAUNCH_UPDATE command Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 24/37] KVM: SVM: Reclaim the guest pages when SEV-SNP VM terminates Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 25/37] KVM: SVM: Add KVM_SEV_SNP_LAUNCH_FINISH command Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 26/37] KVM: X86: Add kvm_x86_ops to get the max page level for the TDP Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 27/37] KVM: X86: Introduce kvm_mmu_map_tdp_page() for use by SEV Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 28/37] KVM: X86: Introduce kvm_mmu_get_tdp_walk() for SEV-SNP use Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 29/37] KVM: X86: Define new RMP check related #NPF error bits Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 30/37] KVM: X86: update page-fault trace to log the 64-bit error code Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 31/37] KVM: SVM: Add support to handle GHCB GPA register VMGEXIT Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 32/37] KVM: SVM: Add support to handle MSR based Page State Change VMGEXIT Brijesh Singh
2021-05-10 17:30   ` Peter Gonda
2021-05-10 17:51     ` Brijesh Singh
2021-05-10 19:59       ` Peter Gonda
2021-05-10 20:50         ` Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 33/37] KVM: SVM: Add support to handle " Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 34/37] KVM: X86: Export the kvm_zap_gfn_range() for the SNP use Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 35/37] KVM: SVM: Add support to handle the RMP nested page fault Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 36/37] KVM: SVM: Provide support for SNP_GUEST_REQUEST NAE event Brijesh Singh
2021-05-10 18:57   ` Peter Gonda
2021-05-10 20:14     ` Brijesh Singh
2021-05-10 21:17       ` Sean Christopherson
2021-05-11 18:34         ` Brijesh Singh
2021-04-30 12:38 ` [PATCH Part2 RFC v2 37/37] KVM: SVM: Advertise the SEV-SNP feature support Brijesh Singh

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