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SubjectRe: Major KVM issues with kernel 4.5 on the host
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On 13/04/2016 20:37, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 11:01:46AM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> On 17/03/2016 19:11, Borislav Petkov wrote:
>>> I'm going to try reproducing the issue on a less "important" machine
>>> so that bisecting is less painful, but maybe you guys have an idea
>>> what's going wrong here.
>>
>> No idea, sorry. :( Bisecting would be great.
>
> Working on that now.
>
>> I'll also try reproducing and bisecting next week, in the meanwhile
>> just having the host dmesg would help a lot.
>
> Attached. I hope the message will get through to the list.

Didn't help, but a fresh look at the list of 4.5 patches helped.
What the hell was I thinking, I missed write_rdtscp_aux who
obviously uses MSR_TSC_AUX.

diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c b/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
index 31346a3f20a5..1481dea15844 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
@@ -39,6 +39,7 @@
#include <asm/kvm_para.h>

#include <asm/virtext.h>
+#include <asm/vgtod.h>
#include "trace.h"

#define __ex(x) __kvm_handle_fault_on_reboot(x)
@@ -1240,9 +1241,6 @@ static void svm_vcpu_load(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, int cpu)
wrmsrl(MSR_AMD64_TSC_RATIO, tsc_ratio);
}
}
- /* This assumes that the kernel never uses MSR_TSC_AUX */
- if (static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_RDTSCP))
- wrmsrl(MSR_TSC_AUX, svm->tsc_aux);
}

static void svm_vcpu_put(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
@@ -3847,6 +3845,8 @@ static void svm_vcpu_run(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
svm->vmcb->save.cr2 = vcpu->arch.cr2;

clgi();
+ if (static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_RDTSCP))
+ wrmsrl(MSR_TSC_AUX, svm->tsc_aux);

local_irq_enable();

@@ -3923,6 +3923,8 @@ static void svm_vcpu_run(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
#endif
);

+ if (static_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_RDTSCP))
+ wrmsrl(MSR_TSC_AUX, __getcpu());
#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
wrmsrl(MSR_GS_BASE, svm->host.gs_base);
#else

Paolo

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