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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/10] KVM: SVM: Move nested INTR #vmexit into preemtible code
On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 05:58:52PM -0300, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 04:31:21PM +0200, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> > This patch makes use of the KVM_REQ_VMEXIT to move the
> > emulation of #vmexit(INTR) out of non-preemptible code.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Joerg Roedel <joerg.roedel@amd.com>
> > ---
> > arch/x86/kvm/svm.c | 18 ++++++++++++++++--
> > 1 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c b/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
> > index b6ce1a9..7015680 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
> > @@ -1379,8 +1379,14 @@ static inline int nested_svm_intr(struct vcpu_svm *svm)
> >
> > svm->vmcb->control.exit_code = SVM_EXIT_INTR;
> >
> > - if (nested_svm_exit_handled(svm)) {
> > - nsvm_printk("VMexit -> INTR\n");
> > + if (svm->nested.intercept & 1ULL) {
> > + /*
> > + * The #vmexit can't be emulated here directly because this
> > + * code path runs with irqs and preemtion disabled and a
> > + * #vmexit emulation might sleep. Only set the request bit for
> > + * the #vmexit here.
> > + */
> > + set_bit(KVM_REQ_VMEXIT, &svm->vcpu.requests);
> > return 1;
> > }
>
> What if you keep this internal to SVM? Proceed to svm_vcpu_run and
> return, do the emulation on the exit handler.
>
> Then there's no need for the request bit (VMX does that, see
> vmx_vcpu_run).

Yeah, right. This would be cleaner code. I will change it.

Joerg




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