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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 4/6] KVM: MMU: prefetch ptes when intercepted guest #PF
On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 09:55:17PM +0800, Xiao Guangrong wrote:
> Support prefetch ptes when intercept guest #PF, avoid to #PF by later
> access
>
> If we meet any failure in the prefetch path, we will exit it and
> not try other ptes to avoid become heavy path
>
> Note: this speculative will mark page become dirty but it not really
> accessed, the same issue is in other speculative paths like invlpg,
> pte write, fortunately, it just affect host memory management. After
> Avi's patchset named "[PATCH v2 1/4] KVM: MMU: Introduce drop_spte()"
> merged, we will easily fix it. Will do it in the future.
>
> Signed-off-by: Xiao Guangrong <xiaoguangrong@cn.fujitsu.com>
> ---
> arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c | 79 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> arch/x86/kvm/paging_tmpl.h | 76 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 155 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>

> + if (pte_prefetch_topup_memory_cache(vcpu))
> + return;
> +
> + for (j = 0; i < max; i++, j++) {
> + pt_element_t gpte;
> + unsigned pte_access;
> + u64 *spte = sp->spt + i;
> + gfn_t gfn;
> + pfn_t pfn;
> +
> + if (spte == sptep)
> + continue;
> +
> + if (*spte != shadow_trap_nonpresent_pte)
> + continue;
> +
> + gpte = gptep[j];
> +
> + if (is_rsvd_bits_set(vcpu, gpte, PT_PAGE_TABLE_LEVEL))
> + break;

BTW, doesnt sync_page also lack reserved bit checking? (unrelated to
this patch).



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