From: Tom Lendacky <>

If SEV has been disabled (e.g. through BIOS), the driver probe will still
issue SEV firmware commands. The SEV INIT firmware command will return an
error in this situation, but the error code is a general error code that
doesn't highlight the exact reason.

Add a check for X86_FEATURE_SEV in sev_dev_init() and emit a meaningful
message and skip attempting to initialize the SEV firmware if the feature
is not enabled. Since building the SEV code is dependent on X86_64, adding
the check won't cause any build problems.

Cc: John Allen <>
Cc: Brijesh Singh <>
Signed-off-by: Tom Lendacky <>
 drivers/crypto/ccp/sev-dev.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/crypto/ccp/sev-dev.c b/drivers/crypto/ccp/sev-dev.c
index 476113e12489..b9fc8d7aca73 100644
--- a/drivers/crypto/ccp/sev-dev.c
+++ b/drivers/crypto/ccp/sev-dev.c
@@ -21,6 +21,7 @@
 #include <linux/ccp.h>
 #include <linux/firmware.h>
 #include <linux/gfp.h>
+#include <linux/cpufeature.h>
 #include <asm/smp.h>
@@ -971,6 +972,11 @@ int sev_dev_init(struct psp_device *psp)
        struct sev_device *sev;
        int ret = -ENOMEM;
+       if (!boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_SEV)) {
+               dev_info_once(dev, "SEV: memory encryption not enabled by 
+               return 0;
+       }
        sev = devm_kzalloc(dev, sizeof(*sev), GFP_KERNEL);
        if (!sev)
                goto e_err;

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