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SubjectRe: [PATCH] KVM: IOAPIC: only access APIC registers one dword at a time
Hi, Xiao Guangrong

Xiao Guangrong wrote:
> The IOAPIC spec says:
>
> When accessing these registers, accesses must be done one dword at a time.
> For example, software should never access byte 2 from the Data register before
> accessing bytes 0 and 1. The hardware will not attempt to recover from a bad
> programming model in this case.

I could understand what you described on the above, but I don't think it is
the best method to fix it. Could you consider a nice one?

>
> So, this patch removes other width access
>
> Signed-off-by: Xiao Guangrong <xiaoguangrong@cn.fujitsu.com>
> ---
> virt/kvm/ioapic.c | 10 +++-------
> 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/virt/kvm/ioapic.c b/virt/kvm/ioapic.c
> index 1149c60..f96816f 100644
> --- a/virt/kvm/ioapic.c
> +++ b/virt/kvm/ioapic.c
> @@ -306,14 +306,10 @@ static int ioapic_mmio_read(struct kvm_io_device *this, gpa_t addr, int len,
> spin_unlock(&ioapic->lock);
>
> switch (len) {
> - case 8:
> - *(u64 *) val = result;
> - break;
> - case 1:
> - case 2:
> case 4:
> - memcpy(val, (char *)&result, len);

Here the parameter len is not used for reading data from ioapic register, before switch case
the value of ioapic register has been read by ioapic_read_indirect().


> + *(u32 *) val = result;
> break;
> +
> default:
> printk(KERN_WARNING "ioapic: wrong length %d\n", len);

And I think here is not good to print warning message. Maybe it is better to do
such kind of checking at the first of this function before ioapic_read_indirect().

> }
> @@ -332,7 +328,7 @@ static int ioapic_mmio_write(struct kvm_io_device *this, gpa_t addr, int len,
> (void*)addr, len, val);
> ASSERT(!(addr & 0xf)); /* check alignment */
>
> - if (len == 4 || len == 8)
> + if (len == 4)
> data = *(u32 *) val;
> else {
> printk(KERN_WARNING "ioapic: Unsupported size %d\n", len);

So I hope you could read the source code again. I think you can use a better method to fix it.

Best Regards,
Jin Dongming



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