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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] MIPS: KVM: role back pc in case of EMULATE_FAIL
On Fri, 08 May 2015, James Hogan wrote:

> On 07/05/15 13:51, Nicholas Mc Guire wrote:
> > Currently if kvm_mips_complete_mmio_load() fails with EMULATE_FAIL it will
> > not role back the pc nor will the caller handle this failure.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Nicholas Mc Guire <hofrat@osadl.org>
> > ---
> > arch/mips/kvm/emulate.c | 4 +++-
> > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > kvm_mips_complete_mmio_load is called only in arch/mips/kvm/mips.c without
> > checking the return value to signal EMULATE_FAIL:
> > 383 if (vcpu->mmio_needed) {
> > 384 if (!vcpu->mmio_is_write)
> > 385 kvm_mips_complete_mmio_load(vcpu, run);
> > 386 vcpu->mmio_needed = 0;
> > 387 }
> >
> > so maybe kvm_mips_complete_mmio_load should role back in case of failure
> > at arch/mips/kvm/emuilate.c:kvm_mips_complete_mmio_load()
> > 2406 if (er == EMULATE_FAIL) {
> > 2408 return er;
> >
> > something like the below patch - only based no looking at how EMULATE_FAIL
> > is handled at other locations - not sure if this is appropriate here.
> >
> > Patch was only compile tested msp71xx_defconfig + CONFIG_KVM=m
> >
> > Patch is against 4.1-rc2 (localversion-next is -next-20150506)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/mips/kvm/emulate.c b/arch/mips/kvm/emulate.c
> > index 2f0fc60..b58596b 100644
> > --- a/arch/mips/kvm/emulate.c
> > +++ b/arch/mips/kvm/emulate.c
> > @@ -2403,8 +2403,10 @@ enum emulation_result kvm_mips_complete_mmio_load(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu,
> > */
> > curr_pc = vcpu->arch.pc;
> > er = update_pc(vcpu, vcpu->arch.pending_load_cause);
> > - if (er == EMULATE_FAIL)
> > + if (er == EMULATE_FAIL) {
> > + vcpu->arch.pc = curr_pc;
>
> If update_pc returns EMULATE_FAIL then vcpu->arch.pc won't have been
> modified, so putting it back to the old value is redundant.
>
> Actually, curr_pc can be dropped from this function since nothing else
> can go wrong that would cause the PC to need rolling back. Effectively
> kvm_mips_emulate_load() has omitted to update the PC since it'll only
> return to userland to handle the MMIO and get the load data, so by the
> time it gets back to kvm_mips_complete_mmio_load(), it already has
> everything it needs to guarantee success.
>
ok - got it - the comment then was really missleading as it suggested that
a roleback was actually needed - so in that case the curr_pc; is really an
unused variable and can be tossed out - patch in a minute.

thx!
hofrat


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