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Date:   Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:33:36 -0500
From:   Brijesh Singh <brijesh.singh@....com>
To:     kvm@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     bp@...en8.de, Brijesh Singh <brijesh.singh@....com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
        Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@...hat.com>,
        Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>,
        Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@....com>, x86@...nel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [Part2 PATCH v6 01/38] Documentation/virtual/kvm: Add AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV)

Create a Documentation entry to describe the AMD Secure Encrypted
Virtualization (SEV) feature.

Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>
Cc: "Radim Krčmář" <rkrcmar@...hat.com>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>
Cc: Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@....com>
Cc: kvm@...r.kernel.org
Cc: x86@...nel.org
Cc: linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Brijesh Singh <brijesh.singh@....com>
Reviewed-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>
---
 Documentation/virtual/kvm/00-INDEX                 |  3 ++
 .../virtual/kvm/amd-memory-encryption.txt          | 38 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 41 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/virtual/kvm/amd-memory-encryption.txt

diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/00-INDEX b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/00-INDEX
index 69fe1a8b7ad1..3da73aabff5a 100644
--- a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/00-INDEX
+++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/00-INDEX
@@ -26,3 +26,6 @@ s390-diag.txt
 	- Diagnose hypercall description (for IBM S/390)
 timekeeping.txt
 	- timekeeping virtualization for x86-based architectures.
+amd-memory-encryption.txt
+	- notes on AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization feature and SEV firmware
+	  command description
diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/amd-memory-encryption.txt b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/amd-memory-encryption.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..26472b4cdbaf
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/amd-memory-encryption.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,38 @@
+Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) is a feature found on AMD processors.
+
+SEV is an extension to the AMD-V architecture which supports running
+virtual machines (VMs) under the control of a hypervisor. When enabled,
+the memory contents of a VM will be transparently encrypted with a key
+unique to that VM.
+
+The hypervisor can determine the SEV support through the CPUID
+instruction. The CPUID function 0x8000001f reports information related
+to SEV:
+
+	0x8000001f[eax]:
+			Bit[1] 	indicates support for SEV
+	    ...
+		  [ecx]:
+			Bits[31:0]  Number of encrypted guests supported simultaneously
+
+If support for SEV is present, MSR 0xc001_0010 (MSR_K8_SYSCFG) and MSR 0xc001_0015
+(MSR_K7_HWCR) can be used to determine if it can be enabled:
+
+	0xc001_0010:
+		Bit[23]	   1 = memory encryption can be enabled
+			   0 = memory encryption can not be enabled
+
+	0xc001_0015:
+		Bit[0]	   1 = memory encryption can be enabled
+			   0 = memory encryption can not be enabled
+
+When SEV support is available, it can be enabled in a specific VM by
+setting the SEV bit before executing VMRUN.
+
+	VMCB[0x90]:
+		Bit[1]	    1 = SEV is enabled
+			    0 = SEV is disabled
+
+SEV hardware uses ASIDs to associate a memory encryption key with a VM.
+Hence, the ASID for the SEV-enabled guests must be from 1 to a maximum value
+defined in the CPUID 0x8000001f[ecx] field.
-- 
2.9.5

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