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SubjectRe: [patch v2 3/8] KVM: x86: add Intel processor trace virtualization mode
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On 14/11/2017 08:31, Kang, Luwei wrote:
>>> + if (!(_cpu_based_2nd_exec_control & SECONDARY_EXEC_PT_USE_GPA) ||
>>> + !(_vmexit_control & VM_EXIT_CLEAR_IA32_RTIT_CTL) ||
>>> + !(_vmentry_control & VM_ENTRY_LOAD_IA32_RTIT_CTL)) {
>>> + _cpu_based_2nd_exec_control &= ~SECONDARY_EXEC_PT_USE_GPA;
>>
>> Also, you are not checking anywhere if the SUPPRESS_PIP controls are available. This is probably the best place.
>
> SUPPRESS_PIP(should be "CONCEAL", will fix it.) is use for control of processor trace packet.
> I think we should clear it when in SYSTEM mode (For example, PIPs are
> generated on VM exit, with NonRoot=0. On VM exit to SMM, VMCS packets
> are additionally generated). Why need check this here?

I agree. But if SUPPRESS_PIP/CONCEAL is not available, you cannot
enable HOST_GUEST mode I think?

>>
>>> + _vmexit_control &= ~VM_EXIT_CLEAR_IA32_RTIT_CTL;
>>> + _vmentry_control &= ~VM_ENTRY_LOAD_IA32_RTIT_CTL;
>>
>> These two are not needed; disabling SECONDARY_EXEC_PT_USE_GPA is enough.
>> The tracing mode will revert to PT_SYSTEM, which does not use the load/clear RTIT_CTL controls.
>
> The status of *_RTIT_CTL should be same with SECONDARY_EXEC_PT_USE_GPA
> or would cause VM-entry failed.
> (architecture-instruction-set-extensions-programming-reference 5.2.3)

Indeed:

- disable "use GPA" here

- hardware_setup notices !cpu_has_vmx_pt_use_gpa() and switches tracing
mode to system

- vmx_vcpu_setup (via vmx_vmentry_control and vmx_vmexit_control) turns
off the IA32_RIT_CTL vmentry/vmexit controls (and also turns off
SUPPRESS_PIP)

- everybody is happy

Paolo

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