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SubjectRe: [RFC 6/7] KVM: X86: Expose PKS to guest and userspace
On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 12:04:54PM -0700, Jim Mattson wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 1:47 AM Chenyi Qiang <chenyi.qiang@intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > Existence of PKS is enumerated via CPUID.(EAX=7H,ECX=0):ECX[31]. It is
> > enabled by setting CR4.PKS when long mode is active. PKS is only
> > implemented when EPT is enabled and requires the support of VM_{ENTRY,
> > EXIT}_LOAD_IA32_PKRS currently.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Chenyi Qiang <chenyi.qiang@intel.com>
>
> > @@ -967,7 +969,8 @@ int kvm_set_cr4(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, unsigned long cr4)
> > {
> > unsigned long old_cr4 = kvm_read_cr4(vcpu);
> > unsigned long pdptr_bits = X86_CR4_PGE | X86_CR4_PSE | X86_CR4_PAE |
> > - X86_CR4_SMEP | X86_CR4_SMAP | X86_CR4_PKE;
> > + X86_CR4_SMEP | X86_CR4_SMAP | X86_CR4_PKE |
> > + X86_CR4_PKS;
>
> This list already seems overly long, but I don't think CR4.PKS belongs
> here. In volume 3 of the SDM, section 4.4.1, it says:
>
> - If PAE paging would be in use following an execution of MOV to CR0
> or MOV to CR4 (see Section 4.1.1) and the instruction is modifying any
> of CR0.CD, CR0.NW, CR0.PG, CR4.PAE, CR4.PGE, CR4.PSE, or CR4.SMEP;
> then the PDPTEs are loaded from the address in CR3.
>
> CR4.PKS is not in the list of CR4 bits that result in a PDPTE load.
> Since it has no effect on PAE paging, I would be surprised if it did
> result in a PDPTE load.

It does belong in the mmu_role_bits though ;-)

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