SEV: disable SEV-ES DebugSwap by default

The DebugSwap feature of SEV-ES provides a way for confidential guests to use
data breakpoints.  However, because the status of the DebugSwap feature is
recorded in the VMSA, enabling it by default invalidates the attestation
signatures.  In 6.10 we will introduce a new API to create SEV VMs that
will allow enabling DebugSwap based on what the user tells KVM to do.
Contextually, we will change the legacy KVM_SEV_ES_INIT API to never
enable DebugSwap.

For compatibility with kernels that pre-date the introduction of DebugSwap,
as well as with those where KVM_SEV_ES_INIT will never enable it, do not enable
the feature by default.  If anybody wants to use it, for now they can enable
the sev_es_debug_swap_enabled module parameter, but this will result in a

Fixes: d1f85fbe836e ("KVM: SEV: Enable data breakpoints in SEV-ES")
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <>
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