[PATCH 11/12] OvmfPkg/PlatformPei: Reserve GHCB backup pages if S3 is supported

Lendacky, Thomas

From: Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@...>

BZ: https://bugzilla.tianocore.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3108

Protect the GHCB backup pages used by an SEV-ES guest when S3 is

Regarding the lifecycle of the GHCB backup pages:

(a) when and how it is initialized after first boot of the VM

If SEV-ES is enabled, the GHCB backup pages when a nested #VC is
received during the SEC phase

(b) how it is protected from memory allocations during DXE

If S3 and SEV-ES are enabled, then InitializeRamRegions()
[OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/MemDetect.c] protects the ranges with an AcpiNVS
memory allocation HOB, in PEI.

If S3 is disabled, then these ranges are not protected. PEI switches to
the GHCB backup pages in permanent PEI memory and DXE will use these
PEI GHCB backup pages, so we don't have to preserve

(c) how it is protected from the OS

If S3 is enabled, then (b) reserves it from the OS too.

If S3 is disabled, then the range needs no protection.

(d) how it is accessed on the S3 resume path

It is rewritten same as in (a), which is fine because (b) reserved it.

(e) how it is accessed on the warm reset path

It is rewritten same as in (a).

Cc: Jordan Justen <jordan.l.justen@...>
Cc: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@...>
Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@...>
Cc: Anthony Perard <anthony.perard@...>
Cc: Julien Grall <julien@...>
Cc: Brijesh Singh <brijesh.singh@...>
Signed-off-by: Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@...>
OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/PlatformPei.inf | 2 ++
OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/MemDetect.c | 5 +++++
2 files changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/PlatformPei.inf b/OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/PlatformPei.inf
index c53be2f4925c..6ef77ba7bb21 100644
--- a/OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/PlatformPei.inf
+++ b/OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/PlatformPei.inf
@@ -118,6 +118,8 @@ [FixedPcd]
+ gUefiOvmfPkgTokenSpaceGuid.PcdOvmfSecGhcbBackupBase
+ gUefiOvmfPkgTokenSpaceGuid.PcdOvmfSecGhcbBackupSize

diff --git a/OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/MemDetect.c b/OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/MemDetect.c
index ffbbef891a11..c08aa2e45a53 100644
--- a/OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/MemDetect.c
+++ b/OvmfPkg/PlatformPei/MemDetect.c
@@ -888,6 +888,11 @@ InitializeRamRegions (
(UINT64)(UINTN) PcdGet32 (PcdOvmfSecGhcbSize),
+ BuildMemoryAllocationHob (
+ (EFI_PHYSICAL_ADDRESS)(UINTN) PcdGet32 (PcdOvmfSecGhcbBackupBase),
+ (UINT64)(UINTN) PcdGet32 (PcdOvmfSecGhcbBackupSize),
+ EfiACPIMemoryNVS
+ );

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