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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.3 28/68] KVM: x86: Expose XSAVEERPTR to the guest
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On 09/10/19 19:05, Sasha Levin wrote:
> From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>
>
> [ Upstream commit 504ce1954fba888936c9d13ccc1e3db9b8f613d5 ]
>
> I was surprised to see that the guest reported `fxsave_leak' while the
> host did not. After digging deeper I noticed that the bits are simply
> masked out during enumeration.
>
> The XSAVEERPTR feature is actually a bug fix on AMD which means the
> kernel can disable a workaround.
>
> Pass XSAVEERPTR to the guest if available on the host.
>
> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>
> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
> ---
> arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c b/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c
> index fd1b8db8bf242..59b66e343fa5a 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c
> @@ -479,6 +479,7 @@ static inline int __do_cpuid_func(struct kvm_cpuid_entry2 *entry, u32 function,
>
> /* cpuid 0x80000008.ebx */
> const u32 kvm_cpuid_8000_0008_ebx_x86_features =
> + F(XSAVEERPTR) |
> F(WBNOINVD) | F(AMD_IBPB) | F(AMD_IBRS) | F(AMD_SSBD) | F(VIRT_SSBD) |
> F(AMD_SSB_NO) | F(AMD_STIBP) | F(AMD_STIBP_ALWAYS_ON);
>
>

Yet another example of a patch that shouldn't be stable material (in
this case it's fine, but there can certainly be cases where just adding
a single flag depends on core kernel changes).

Paolo

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