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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: KVM: VHE: save and restore some PSTATE bits
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On 05/09/17 19:58, gengdongjiu wrote:
> when exit from guest, some host PSTATE bits may be lost, such as
> PSTATE.PAN or PSTATE.UAO. It is because host and hypervisor all run
> in the EL2, host PSTATE value cannot be saved and restored via
> SPSR_EL2. So if guest has changed the PSTATE, host continues with
> a wrong value guest has set.
>
> Signed-off-by: Dongjiu Geng <gengdongjiu@huawei.com>
> Signed-off-by: Haibin Zhang <zhanghaibin7@huawei.com>
> ---
> arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h | 8 +++++++
> arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_hyp.h | 2 ++
> arch/arm64/include/asm/sysreg.h | 23 +++++++++++++++++++
> arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/entry.S | 2 --
> arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/switch.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++--
> arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/sysreg-sr.c | 48 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
> 6 files changed, 100 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
> index e923b58..cba7d3e 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
> +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
> @@ -193,6 +193,12 @@ struct kvm_cpu_context {
> };
> };
>
> +struct kvm_cpu_host_pstate {
> + u64 daif;
> + u64 uao;
> + u64 pan;
> +};

I love it. This is the most expensive way of saving/restoring a single
32bit value.

More seriously, please see the discussion between James and Christoffer
there[1]. I expect James to address the PAN/UAO states together with the
debug state in the next iteration of his patch.

Thanks,

M.

[1] https://www.spinics.net/lists/arm-kernel/msg599798.html
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