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Date:   Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:44:27 +0200
From:   Borislav Petkov <>
To:     Brijesh Singh <>
Cc:, Paolo Bonzini <>,
        Radim Krčmář <>,
        Herbert Xu <>,
        Gary Hook <>,
        Tom Lendacky <>,,
Subject: Re: [Part2 PATCH v6 13/38] crypto: ccp: Add Secure Encrypted
 Virtualization (SEV) command support

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 11:56:57AM -0500, Brijesh Singh wrote:
> The variable is used as ref counter.

... and it can't be converted to a boolean because...?

> In your previous reply you comments on global semaphore (fw_init_mutex) and
> in response I tried to highlight why we need the global semaphore. Did I
> misunderstood your comment ?

Yes, what happens if you get preempted while holding the mutex? Will the other
process be able to do anything?


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