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Subject[PATCH 3.16 157/233] KVM: nVMX: Fix exception injection
3.16.48-rc1 review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Wanpeng Li <>

commit d4912215d1031e4fb3d1038d2e1857218dba0d0a upstream.

WARNING: CPU: 3 PID: 2840 at arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c:10966 nested_vmx_vmexit+0xdcd/0xde0 [kvm_intel]
CPU: 3 PID: 2840 Comm: qemu-system-x86 Tainted: G OE 4.12.0-rc3+ #23
RIP: 0010:nested_vmx_vmexit+0xdcd/0xde0 [kvm_intel]
Call Trace:
? kvm_check_async_pf_completion+0xef/0x120 [kvm]
? rcu_read_lock_sched_held+0x79/0x80
vmx_queue_exception+0x104/0x160 [kvm_intel]
? vmx_queue_exception+0x104/0x160 [kvm_intel]
kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run+0x1171/0x1ce0 [kvm]
? kvm_arch_vcpu_load+0x47/0x240 [kvm]
? kvm_arch_vcpu_load+0x62/0x240 [kvm]
kvm_vcpu_ioctl+0x384/0x7b0 [kvm]
? kvm_vcpu_ioctl+0x384/0x7b0 [kvm]
? __fget+0xf3/0x210
? __fget+0x114/0x210

This is triggered occasionally by running both win7 and win2016 in L2, in
addition, EPT is disabled on both L1 and L2. It can't be reproduced easily.

Commit 0b6ac343fc (KVM: nVMX: Correct handling of exception injection) mentioned
that "KVM wants to inject page-faults which it got to the guest. This function
assumes it is called with the exit reason in vmcs02 being a #PF exception".
Commit e011c663 (KVM: nVMX: Check all exceptions for intercept during delivery to
L2) allows to check all exceptions for intercept during delivery to L2. However,
there is no guarantee the exit reason is exception currently, when there is an
external interrupt occurred on host, maybe a time interrupt for host which should
not be injected to guest, and somewhere queues an exception, then the function
nested_vmx_check_exception() will be called and the vmexit emulation codes will
try to emulate the "Acknowledge interrupt on exit" behavior, the warning is

Reusing the exit reason from the L2->L0 vmexit is wrong in this case,
the reason must always be EXCEPTION_NMI when injecting an exception into
L1 as a nested vmexit.

Cc: Paolo Bonzini <>
Cc: Radim Krčmář <>
Signed-off-by: Wanpeng Li <>
Fixes: e011c663b9c7 ("KVM: nVMX: Check all exceptions for intercept during delivery to L2")
Signed-off-by: Radim Krčmář <>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
@@ -2001,7 +2001,7 @@ static int nested_vmx_check_exception(st
if (!(vmcs12->exception_bitmap & (1u << nr)))
return 0;

- nested_vmx_vmexit(vcpu, to_vmx(vcpu)->exit_reason,
+ nested_vmx_vmexit(vcpu, EXIT_REASON_EXCEPTION_NMI,
return 1;
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