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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] KVM: vmx: Allow the guest to run with dirty debug registers
Il 27/02/2014 12:25, Jan Kiszka ha scritto:
> On 2014-02-26 16:49, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> When not running in guest-debug mode (i.e. the guest controls the debug
>> registers, having to take an exit for each DR access is a waste of time.
>> If the guest gets into a state where each context switch causes DR to be
>> saved and restored, this can take away as much as 40% of the execution
>> time from the guest.
>>
>> If the guest is running with vcpu->arch.db == vcpu->arch.eff_db, we
>> can let it write freely to the debug registers and reload them on the
>> next exit. We still need to exit on the first access, so that the
>> KVM_DEBUGREG_WONT_EXIT flag is set in switch_db_regs; after that, further
>> accesses to the debug registers will not cause a vmexit.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
>> ---
>> arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 31 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>> 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
>> index 6e57e1434cf3..71c57ec48d8f 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
>> @@ -2851,7 +2851,7 @@ static __init int setup_vmcs_config(struct vmcs_config *vmcs_conf)
>> vmx_capability.ept, vmx_capability.vpid);
>> }
>>
>> - min = 0;
>> + min = VM_EXIT_SAVE_DEBUG_CONTROLS;
>> #ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
>> min |= VM_EXIT_HOST_ADDR_SPACE_SIZE;
>> #endif
>> @@ -5121,6 +5121,22 @@ static int handle_dr(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
>> }
>> }
>>
>> + if (vcpu->guest_debug == 0) {
>> + u32 cpu_based_vm_exec_control;
>> +
>> + cpu_based_vm_exec_control = vmcs_read32(CPU_BASED_VM_EXEC_CONTROL);
>> + cpu_based_vm_exec_control &= ~CPU_BASED_MOV_DR_EXITING;
>> + vmcs_write32(CPU_BASED_VM_EXEC_CONTROL, cpu_based_vm_exec_control);
>> +
>> + /*
>> + * No more DR vmexits; force a reload of the debug registers
>> + * and reenter on this instruction. The next vmexit will
>> + * retrieve the full state of the debug registers.
>> + */
>> + vcpu->arch.switch_db_regs |= KVM_DEBUGREG_WONT_EXIT;
>> + return 1;
>> + }
>> +
>> exit_qualification = vmcs_readl(EXIT_QUALIFICATION);
>> dr = exit_qualification & DEBUG_REG_ACCESS_NUM;
>> reg = DEBUG_REG_ACCESS_REG(exit_qualification);
>> @@ -5147,6 +5163,18 @@ static void vmx_set_dr6(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, unsigned long val)
>> {
>> }
>>
>> +static u64 vmx_get_dr7(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
>> +{
>> + /* DRs are being synced back to vcpu->arch, exit on DR access. */
>> + u32 cpu_based_vm_exec_control;
>> +
>> + cpu_based_vm_exec_control = vmcs_read32(CPU_BASED_VM_EXEC_CONTROL);
>> + cpu_based_vm_exec_control |= CPU_BASED_MOV_DR_EXITING;
>> + vmcs_write32(CPU_BASED_VM_EXEC_CONTROL, cpu_based_vm_exec_control);
>> +
>> + return vmcs_readl(GUEST_DR7);
>> +}
>
> The general idea looks ok (It passes x86/debug.flat unit test, right?).

Yes, of course.

> But this side effect of get_dr7 seems a bit ugly to me. Also the
> imbalanced updates of arch.switch_db_regs: KVM_DEBUGREG_WONT_EXIT is set
> by the vendor code but cleared in a common x86 path.

I can certainly remove the difference in the updates of
KVM_DEBUGREG_WONT_EXIT. It made some sense when the constant was called
KVM_DEBUGREG_DIRTY but not now that I renamed it.

I don't like the side effect particularly, either, but I don't have any
better idea.

Paolo

> Can't you make this more regular and explicit?
>
> Jan
>
>> +
>> static void vmx_set_dr7(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, unsigned long val)
>> {
>> vmcs_writel(GUEST_DR7, val);
>> @@ -8606,6 +8634,7 @@ static struct kvm_x86_ops vmx_x86_ops = {
>> .set_gdt = vmx_set_gdt,
>> .get_dr6 = vmx_get_dr6,
>> .set_dr6 = vmx_set_dr6,
>> + .get_dr7 = vmx_get_dr7,
>> .set_dr7 = vmx_set_dr7,
>> .cache_reg = vmx_cache_reg,
>> .get_rflags = vmx_get_rflags,
>>
>



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