Sep 20 – 24, 2021
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Debug Support for Confidential VMs

Sep 21, 2021, 8:35 AM
Microconference2/Virtual-Room (LPC Virtual)


LPC Virtual

Confidential Computing MC Confidential Computing MC


Ashish Kalra


Debug Support for AMD SEV Encrypted VMs.

Discussion on QEMU debug support for memory encrypted guests like AMD SEV/Intel TDX.
Debug requires access to the guest pages, which are encrypted when SEV/TDX is enabled.

Discussion on exploring common interfaces which can be re-used for both
AMD SEV and Intel TDX platforms with regard to encrypted guest memory access for
debug in Qemu.

Latest posted patches on qemu-devel list from the Intel TDX team:
[RFC][PATCH v1 00/10] Enable encrypted guest memory access in QEMU

Link to the last posted patch-set from AMD:

Original discussion thread on qemu-devel list :

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Primary author

Ashish Kalra

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