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SubjectRe: [PATCH] KVM: SVM: Fix CPL export via SS.DPL
Il 29/06/2014 17:12, Jan Kiszka ha scritto:
> From: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
>
> We import the CPL via SS.DPL since ae9fedc793. However, we fail to
> export it this way so far. This caused spurious guest crashes, e.g. of
> Linux when accessing the vmport from guest user space which triggered
> register saving/restoring to/from host user space.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
> ---
>
> Just in time for the next match :D
>
> arch/x86/kvm/svm.c | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c b/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
> index ec8366c..b5e994a 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
> @@ -1462,6 +1462,7 @@ static void svm_get_segment(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu,
> */
> if (var->unusable)
> var->db = 0;
> + var->dpl = to_svm(vcpu)->vmcb->save.cpl;
> break;
> }
> }
>

Thanks. In theory this is not necessary, the SS.DPL should be the same
as the CPL according to the manuals (the manual say that the SS.DPL
"should match" the CPL, and that's the only reason why I included the
import in ae9fedc793). But apparently this is not the case.

Paolo


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