EFI Confidential Computing Secret Area Support


Linux Kernel Configuration
└─>Device Drivers
└─>Firmware Drivers
└─>EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) Support
└─>EFI Confidential Computing Secret Area Support
In linux kernel since version 5.2 (release Date: 2019-07-07)  
Confidential Computing platforms (such as AMD SEV) allow the
Guest Owner to securely inject secrets during guest VM launch.
The secrets are placed in a designated EFI reserved memory area.

In order to use the secrets in the kernel, the location of the secret
area (as published in the EFI config table) must be kept.

If you say Y here, the address of the EFI secret area will be kept
for usage inside the kernel. This will allow the
virt/coco/efi_secret module to access the secrets, which in turn
allows userspace programs to access the injected secrets.


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