On 2/2/18 7:08 AM, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 08:04:43PM +0000, Dr. David Alan Gilbert wrote:
>> * Brijesh Singh (brijesh.si...@amd.com) wrote:
>>> On 2/1/18 11:58 AM, Dr. David Alan Gilbert wrote:
>>>> * Brijesh Singh (brijesh.si...@amd.com) wrote:
>>>>> update 'info kvm' to display the memory encryption support.
>>>>> (qemu) info kvm
>>>>> kvm support: enabled
>>>>> memory encryption: disabled
>>>> As Markus said, this should be split qmp/hmp; but something else to
>>>> think about is whether this is a boolean or needs to be an enum;  do
>>>> you have one version of encryption or are we going to need to flag up
>>>> versions or the features of the encryption?
>>> In future I could see us providing encrypted state status when we
>>> implement SEV-ES support, something like
>>> (qemu) info kvm
>>> kvm support: enabled
>>> memory encryption: enabled
>>> cpu register state: encrypted
>>> but so far I do not see need to provide the version string. If user
>>> wants to know the SEV version then it can open /dev/sev device to get
>>> platform status and more.
>> Yes, I was worried a bit more about how general that was going to be
>> or whether we're collecting a lot of architecture specific fields here.
>> So I wondered, if it was an enum, whether that would be come:
>> memory encryption: none
>> memory encryption: SEV
>> memory encryption: SEV-ES
>> (I'm not too sure whether that's better or not, just a suggestion)
> I wonder if it is is even appropriate to have under 'info kvm', since
> 'info kvm' is architecture independant and SEV is specific to AMD x86_64
> only. It might suggest an 'info sev' command is better ?

The reason I kept under 'info kvm' is because now KVM has a ioctl for
memory encryption operation, I like your suggestion for  introducing
'info sev' -- the command can be used to provide additional SEV specific
details (e.g SEV FW state, SEV FW version, SEV active policy etc).

> Regards,
> Daniel

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