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Date:   Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:44:27 +0200
From:   Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
To:     Brijesh Singh <brijesh.singh@....com>
Cc:     kvm@...r.kernel.org, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
        Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@...hat.com>,
        Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>,
        Gary Hook <gary.hook@....com>,
        Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@....com>,
        linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
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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Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

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