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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 1/2] KVM/VMX: Check ept_pointer before flushing ept tlb
On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On 06/12/18 08:34, lantianyu1986@gmail.com wrote:
> > From: Lan Tianyu <Tianyu.Lan@microsoft.com>
> >
> > This patch is to initialize ept_pointer to INVALID_PAGE and check it
> > before flushing ept tlb. If ept_pointer is invalid, bypass the flush
> > request.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Lan Tianyu <Tianyu.Lan@microsoft.com>
>
> Can you explain better *why* this patch is needed?
Yes, hypercall still maybe called when ept_pointers aren't
initialized. Such case happens
during guest boot up when BP works at first and APs aren't activated.

> Also, should vmx->ept_pointer be cleared at reset time, rather than vCPU creation?
>

Yes, that make sense. Thanks for suggestion.

> Thanks,
>
> Paolo
>
> > ---
> > arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 13 +++++++++++--
> > 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
> > index c379d0bfdcba..6577ec8cbb0f 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
> > @@ -1582,11 +1582,18 @@ static int vmx_hv_remote_flush_tlb(struct kvm *kvm)
> > /*
> > * FLUSH_GUEST_PHYSICAL_ADDRESS_SPACE hypercall needs the address of the
> > * base of EPT PML4 table, strip off EPT configuration information.
> > + * If ept_pointer is invalid pointer, bypass the flush request.
> > */
> > if (to_kvm_vmx(kvm)->ept_pointers_match != EPT_POINTERS_MATCH) {
> > - kvm_for_each_vcpu(i, vcpu, kvm)
> > + kvm_for_each_vcpu(i, vcpu, kvm) {
> > + u64 ept_pointer = to_vmx(vcpu)->ept_pointer;
> > +
> > + if (!VALID_PAGE(ept_pointer))
> > + continue;
> > +
> > ret |= hyperv_flush_guest_mapping(
> > - to_vmx(kvm_get_vcpu(kvm, i))->ept_pointer & PAGE_MASK);
> > + ept_pointer & PAGE_MASK);
> > + }
> > } else {
> > ret = hyperv_flush_guest_mapping(
> > to_vmx(kvm_get_vcpu(kvm, 0))->ept_pointer & PAGE_MASK);
> > @@ -11614,6 +11621,8 @@ static struct kvm_vcpu *vmx_create_vcpu(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned int id)
> > vmx->pi_desc.nv = POSTED_INTR_VECTOR;
> > vmx->pi_desc.sn = 1;
> >
> > + vmx->ept_pointer = INVALID_PAGE;
> > +
> > return &vmx->vcpu;
> >
> > free_vmcs:
> >
>


--
Best regards
Tianyu Lan

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