[PATCH v5 0/2] MTE support for KVM guest

Marc Zyngier maz at kernel.org
Tue Dec 8 05:01:38 EST 2020

On 2020-12-08 09:51, Haibo Xu wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Dec 2020 at 22:48, Steven Price <steven.price at arm.com> wrote:


>> Sounds like you are making good progress - thanks for the update. Have
>> you thought about how the PROT_MTE mappings might work if QEMU itself
>> were to use MTE? My worry is that we end up with MTE in a guest
>> preventing QEMU from using MTE itself (because of the PROT_MTE
>> mappings). I'm hoping QEMU can wrap its use of guest memory in a
>> sequence which disables tag checking (something similar will be needed
>> for the "protected VM" use case anyway), but this isn't something I've
>> looked into.
> As far as I can see, to map all the guest memory with PROT_MTE in VMM
> is a little weird, and lots of APIs have to be changed to include this 
> flag.
> IMHO, it would be better if the KVM can provide new APIs to load/store 
> the
> guest memory tag which may make it easier to enable the Qemu migration
> support.

On what granularity? To what storage? How do you plan to synchronise 
with the dirty-log interface?


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