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Subject[PATCH] KVM: nSVM: call nested_svm_load_cr3 on nested state load
While KVM's MMU should be fully reset by loading of nested CR0/CR3/CR4
by KVM_SET_SREGS, we are not in nested mode yet when we do it and therefore
only root_mmu is reset.

On regular nested entries we call nested_svm_load_cr3 which both updates the
guest's CR3 in the MMU when it is needed, and it also initializes
the mmu again which makes it initialize the walk_mmu as well when nested
paging is enabled in both host and guest.

Since we don't call nested_svm_load_cr3 on nested state load,
the walk_mmu can be left uninitialized, which can lead to a NULL pointer
dereference while accessing it if we happen to get a nested page fault
right after entering the nested guest first time after the migration and
we decide to emulate it, which leads to emulator trying to access
walk_mmu->gva_to_gpa which is NULL.

Therefore we should call this function on nested state load as well.

Suggested-by: Paolo Bonzini <>
Signed-off-by: Maxim Levitsky <>
arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c | 8 ++++++++
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c b/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c
index 519fe84f2100..c209f1232928 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c
@@ -1282,6 +1282,14 @@ static int svm_set_nested_state(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu,


+ ret = nested_svm_load_cr3(&svm->vcpu, vcpu->arch.cr3,
+ nested_npt_enabled(svm));
+ if (ret) {
+ svm_leave_nested(svm);
+ goto out_free;
+ }
kvm_make_request(KVM_REQ_GET_NESTED_STATE_PAGES, vcpu);
ret = 0;
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