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Date:   Mon, 8 Apr 2019 14:21:42 +0530
From:   Amit Daniel Kachhap <amit.kachhap@....com>
To:     Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@....com>
Cc:     linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@....com>,
        Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>,
        Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>,
        Kristina Martsenko <kristina.martsenko@....com>,
        kvmarm@...ts.cs.columbia.edu,
        Ramana Radhakrishnan <ramana.radhakrishnan@....com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 8/9] KVM: arm64: Add capability to advertise ptrauth
 for guest

Hi,

On 4/5/19 4:33 PM, Dave Martin wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 02, 2019 at 07:57:16AM +0530, Amit Daniel Kachhap wrote:
>> This patch advertises the capability of two cpu feature called address
>> pointer authentication and generic pointer authentication. These
>> capabilities depend upon system support for pointer authentication and
>> VHE mode.
>>
>> The current arm64 KVM partially implements pointer authentication and
>> support of address/generic authentication are tied together. However,
>> separate ABI requirements for both of them is added so that the future
>> isolated implementation will not require any ABI changes.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Amit Daniel Kachhap <amit.kachhap@....com>
>> Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>
>> Cc: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@....com>
>> Cc: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.dall@....com>
>> Cc: kvmarm@...ts.cs.columbia.edu
>> ---
>>
>> Changes since v7:
>> * Created 2 capabilities KVM_CAP_ARM_PTRAUTH_ADDRESS and KVM_CAP_ARM_PTRAUTH_GENERIC
>>    instead of one KVM_CAP_ARM_PTRAUTH [Kristina Martsenko].
>> * Added documentation here itself instead of in a new patch.
>>
>>   Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt | 3 +++
>>   arch/arm64/kvm/reset.c            | 6 ++++++
>>   include/uapi/linux/kvm.h          | 2 ++
>>   3 files changed, 11 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
>> index aaa048d..9b56892 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
>> +++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
>> @@ -2661,8 +2661,11 @@ Possible features:
>>   	  Depends on KVM_CAP_ARM_PMU_V3.
>>   	- KVM_ARM_VCPU_PTRAUTH_ADDRESS: Enables Address Pointer authentication
>>   	  for the CPU and supported only on arm64 architecture.
>> +	  Depends on KVM_CAP_ARM_PTRAUTH_ADDRESS.
>>   	- KVM_ARM_VCPU_PTRAUTH_GENERIC: Enables Generic Pointer authentication
>>   	  for the CPU and supported only on arm64 architecture.
>> +	  Depends on KVM_CAP_ARM_PTRAUTH_GENERIC.
>>   
>>   
>>   4.83 KVM_ARM_PREFERRED_TARGET
>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kvm/reset.c b/arch/arm64/kvm/reset.c
>> index 717afed..8aa8982 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm64/kvm/reset.c
>> +++ b/arch/arm64/kvm/reset.c
>> @@ -92,6 +92,12 @@ int kvm_arch_vm_ioctl_check_extension(struct kvm *kvm, long ext)
>>   	case KVM_CAP_ARM_VM_IPA_SIZE:
>>   		r = kvm_ipa_limit;
>>   		break;
>> +	case KVM_CAP_ARM_PTRAUTH_ADDRESS:
>> +		r = has_vhe() && system_supports_address_auth();
>> +		break;
>> +	case KVM_CAP_ARM_PTRAUTH_GENERIC:
>> +		r = has_vhe() && system_supports_generic_auth();
>> +		break;
> 
> If some hardware supports just one auth type, we would report just one
> of these caps.  Although we have the rule that userspace is not allowed
> to request these independently in KVM_ARM_VCPU_INIT anyway, I think it
> would be easier for userspace if we suppress both caps if either auth
> type isn't available on the host.  e.g.:
> 
> 	case KVM_ARM_ARM_PTRAUTH_ADDRESS:
> 	case KVM_ARM_ARM_PTRAUTH_GENERIC:
> 		r = has_vhe() && system_supports_address_auth() &&
> 			system_supports_generic_auth();
> 
> We could revert back to the above code later on, and apply the ABI
> relaxations described in my response to the vcpu features patch, if
> someday we add support to KVM for coping with host hardware that
> supports just one auth type.
These 2 different capabilities are introduced in this iteration so I was 
not clear whether to expose the suppression in capability ioctl level or 
KVM_ARM_VCPU_INIT ioctl level. But agree that this way will be more 
clearer to userspace.
> 
> 
> I'd like Mark to comment on this, since he's more aware of the
> architectural situation than I am.
ok.

Thanks,
Amit D.
> 
> Cheers
> ---Dave
> 

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