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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 2/3] KVM: arm64: Fix handling of merging tables into a block entry
On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 02:05:03PM +0000, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 2020-12-01 13:46, Will Deacon wrote:
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/pgtable.c b/arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/pgtable.c
> > index 0271b4a3b9fe..12526d8c7ae4 100644
> > --- a/arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/pgtable.c
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/pgtable.c
> > @@ -493,7 +493,7 @@ static int stage2_map_walk_table_pre(u64 addr, u64
> > end, u32 level,
> > return 0;
> >
> > kvm_set_invalid_pte(ptep);
> > - kvm_call_hyp(__kvm_tlb_flush_vmid_ipa, data->mmu, addr, 0);
> > + /* TLB invalidation is deferred until the _post handler */
> > data->anchor = ptep;
> > return 0;
> > }
> > @@ -547,11 +547,21 @@ static int stage2_map_walk_table_post(u64 addr,
> > u64 end, u32 level,
> > struct stage2_map_data *data)
> > {
> > int ret = 0;
> > + kvm_pte_t pte = *ptep;
> >
> > if (!data->anchor)
> > return 0;
> >
> > - free_page((unsigned long)kvm_pte_follow(*ptep));
> > + kvm_set_invalid_pte(ptep);
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * Invalidate the whole stage-2, as we may have numerous leaf
> > + * entries below us which would otherwise need invalidating
> > + * individually.
> > + */
> > + kvm_call_hyp(__kvm_tlb_flush_vmid, data->mmu);
>
> That's a big hammer, and we so far have been pretty careful not to
> over-invalidate. Is the block-replacing-table *without* an unmap
> in between the only case where this triggers?

Yes, this only happens in that case. The alternative would be to issue
invalidations for every single entry we unmap, which I can implement if
you prefer, but it felt worse to me given that by-IPA invalidation
isn't really great either).

Will

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