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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 5/7] KVM: x86: VMX: Prevent MSR passthrough when MSR access is denied
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On 16.09.20 22:13, Aaron Lewis wrote:
>
>>>
>>>> +
>>>> /*
>>>> * These 2 parameters are used to config the controls for Pause-Loop Exiting:
>>>> * ple_gap: upper bound on the amount of time between two successive
>>>> @@ -622,6 +642,41 @@ static inline bool report_flexpriority(void)
>>>> return flexpriority_enabled;
>>>> }
>>>
>>> One thing that seems to be missing is removing MSRs from the
>>> permission bitmap or resetting the permission bitmap to its original
>>> state before adding changes on top of it. This would be needed on
>>> subsequent calls to kvm_vm_ioctl_set_msr_filter(). When that happens
>>> the original changes made by KVM_REQ_MSR_FILTER_CHANGED need to be
>>> backed out before applying the new set.
>>
>> I'm not sure I follow. Subsequent calls to set_msr_filter() will invoke
>> the "please reset the whole MSR passthrough bitmap to a consistent
>> state" which will then reapply the in-kvm desired state through the
>> bitmap and filter state on top on each of those.
>>
>
> Yes, you're correct. I discovered this after the fact by adding a
> test to the selftest I wrote for the deny list system which I revamped
> to work for your filter system. It proved the permission bitmaps are
> in fact set as expected on subsequent calls. You can disregard this
> comment.
>
> As a side note, I'm happy to share the test if you'd like. I also used
> it to uncover an issue in the first commit of this series.

I really enjoy the tests that you submitted and would love to see you
add your test coverage to the filtering patch set :)


Thanks!

Alex




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