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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] x86/kvm: Disable KVM_ASYNC_PF_SEND_ALWAYS
Andy Lutomirski <> writes:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 2:09 AM Thomas Gleixner <> wrote:
>> Paolo Bonzini <> writes:
>> > Yes, this works but Andy was not happy about adding more
>> > save-and-restore to NMIs. If you do not want to do that, I'm okay with
>> > disabling async page fault support for now.
>> I'm fine with doing that save/restore dance, but I have no strong
>> opinion either.
>> > Storing the page fault reason in memory was not a good idea. Better
>> > options would be to co-opt the page fault error code (e.g. store the
>> > reason in bits 31:16, mark bits 15:0 with the invalid error code
>> > RSVD=1/P=0), or to use the virtualization exception area.
>> Memory store is not the problem. The real problem is hijacking #PF.
>> If you'd have just used a separate VECTOR_ASYNC_PF then none of these
>> problems would exist at all.
> I'm okay with the save/restore dance, I guess. It's just yet more
> entry crud to deal with architecture nastiness, except that this
> nastiness is 100% software and isn't Intel/AMD's fault.

And we can do it in C and don't have to fiddle with it in the ASM



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