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authorAntonio Niño Díaz <antonio.ninodiaz@arm.com>2019-02-27 14:32:35 +0000
committerGitHub <noreply@github.com>2019-02-27 14:32:35 +0000
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Merge pull request #1829 from antonio-nino-diaz-arm/an/pauth
Add Pointer Authentication (ARMv8.3-PAuth) support to the TF
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Armv8.3-A
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-- Pointer Authentication features of Armv8.3-A are unconditionally enabled so
- that lower ELs are allowed to use them without causing a trap to EL3.
+- Pointer authentication features of Armv8.3-A are unconditionally enabled in
+ the Non-secure world so that lower ELs are allowed to use them without
+ causing a trap to EL3.
+
+ In order to enable the Secure world to use it, ``CTX_INCLUDE_PAUTH_REGS``
+ must be set to 1. This will add all pointer authentication system registers
+ to the context that is saved when doing a world switch.
+
+ The Trusted Firmware itself has support for pointer authentication at runtime
+ that can be enabled by setting both options ``ENABLE_PAUTH`` and
+ ``CTX_INCLUDE_PAUTH_REGS`` to 1. This enables pointer authentication in BL1,
+ BL2, BL31, and the TSP if it is used.
Armv7-A
~~~~~~~