[lkml]   [2019]   [Mar]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
Subject[PATCH] x86: kvm: hyper-v: deal with buggy TLB flush requests from WS2012
It was reported that with some special Multi Processor Group configuration,
bcdedit.exe /set groupsize 1
bcdedit.exe /set maxgroup on
bcdedit.exe /set groupaware on
for a 16-vCPU guest WS2012 shows BSOD on boot when PV TLB flush mechanism
is in use.

Tracing kvm_hv_flush_tlb immediately reveals the issue:

kvm_hv_flush_tlb: processor_mask 0x0 address_space 0x0 flags 0x2

The only flag set in this request is HV_FLUSH_ALL_VIRTUAL_ADDRESS_SPACES,
however, processor_mask is 0x0 and no HV_FLUSH_ALL_PROCESSORS is specified.
We don't flush anything and apparently it's not what Windows expects.

TLFS doesn't say anything about such requests and newer Windows versions
seem to be unaffected. This all feels like a WS2012 bug, which is, however,
easy to workaround in KVM: let's flush everything when we see an empty
flush request, over-flushing doesn't hurt.

Signed-off-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <>
arch/x86/kvm/hyperv.c | 12 +++++++++++-
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/hyperv.c b/arch/x86/kvm/hyperv.c
index 421899f6ad7b..5887f7d22ac6 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/hyperv.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/hyperv.c
@@ -1371,7 +1371,17 @@ static u64 kvm_hv_flush_tlb(struct kvm_vcpu *current_vcpu, u64 ingpa,

valid_bank_mask = BIT_ULL(0);
sparse_banks[0] = flush.processor_mask;
- all_cpus = flush.flags & HV_FLUSH_ALL_PROCESSORS;
+ /*
+ * WS2012 seems to be buggy, under certain conditions it is
+ * possible to observe requests with processor_mask = 0x0 and
+ * no HV_FLUSH_ALL_PROCESSORS flag set. It also seems that
+ * Windows actually expects us to flush something and crashes
+ * otherwise. Let's treat processor_mask == 0 same as
+ */
+ all_cpus = (flush.flags & HV_FLUSH_ALL_PROCESSORS) ||
+ (flush.processor_mask == 0);
} else {
if (unlikely(kvm_read_guest(kvm, ingpa, &flush_ex,
 \ /
  Last update: 2019-03-20 18:44    [W:0.054 / U:2.288 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site