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SubjectRe: [PATCH] KVM: vmx: hyper-v: don't pass EPT configuration info to vmx_hv_remote_flush_tlb()
On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 8:18 PM Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> Tianyu Lan <lantianyu1986@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 6:32 PM Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm observing random crashes in multi-vCPU L2 guests running on KVM on
> >> Hyper-V. I bisected the issue to the commit 877ad952be3d ("KVM: vmx: Add
> >> tlb_remote_flush callback support"). Hyper-V TLFS states:
> >>
> >> "AddressSpace specifies an address space ID (an EPT PML4 table pointer)"
> >>
> >> So apparently, Hyper-V doesn't expect us to pass naked EPTP, only PML4
> >> pointer should be used. Strip off EPT configuration information before
> >> calling into vmx_hv_remote_flush_tlb().
> >
> > Hi Vitaly:
> > : Thanks to fix this. Sorry, I didn't meet the issue..
> > I think we may just store EPT PML4 table pointer without EPT
> > configuration information
> > in the ept_pointer field for this case.
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
> > index 619307b3e6bb..e316058b41a6 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
> > @@ -5379,7 +5379,7 @@ static void vmx_set_cr3(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu,
> > unsigned long cr3)
> >
> > if (kvm_x86_ops->tlb_remote_flush) {
> > spin_lock(&to_kvm_vmx(kvm)->ept_pointer_lock);
> > - to_vmx(vcpu)->ept_pointer = eptp;
> > + to_vmx(vcpu)->ept_pointer = cr3;
>
> True, we can do that (and I even had a version of my patch doing so)
> but 'ept_pointer' will likely need to be renamed as it's not obvious
> why vcpu->ept_pointer != eptp.
>

Yes. that need to rename ept_pointer.

> Alternatively, we can filter lower 12 bits out in
> hyperv_flush_guest_mapping() but I would rename 'as' parameter to eptp
> then.

OK. I got it. Thanks.
--
Best regards
Tianyu Lan

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