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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1] kvm: x86: Revise guest_fpu xcomp_bv field

On 2/23/2021 12:06 AM, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2021, Liu, Jing2 wrote:
>> On 2/9/2021 1:24 AM, Sean Christopherson wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 08, 2021, Dave Hansen wrote:
>>>> On 2/8/21 8:16 AM, Jing Liu wrote:
>>>>> -#define XSTATE_COMPACTION_ENABLED (1ULL << 63)
>>>>> -
>>>>> static void fill_xsave(u8 *dest, struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
>>>>> {
>>>>> struct xregs_state *xsave = &vcpu->arch.guest_fpu->state.xsave;
>>>>> @@ -4494,7 +4492,8 @@ static void load_xsave(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, u8 *src)
>>>>> /* Set XSTATE_BV and possibly XCOMP_BV. */
>>>>> xsave->header.xfeatures = xstate_bv;
>>>>> if (boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_XSAVES))
>>>>> - xsave->header.xcomp_bv = host_xcr0 | XSTATE_COMPACTION_ENABLED;
>>>>> + xsave->header.xcomp_bv = XCOMP_BV_COMPACTED_FORMAT |
>>>>> + xfeatures_mask_all;
>>> This is wrong, xfeatures_mask_all also tracks supervisor states.
>> When looking at SDM Vol2 XSAVES instruction Operation part, it says as
>> follows,
>> COMPMASK ← RFBM OR 80000000_00000000H;
>> ...
>> XCOMP_BV field in XSAVE header ← COMPMASK;
>> So it seems xcomp_bv also tracks supervisor states?
> Yes, sorry, I got distracted by Dave's question and didn't read the changelog
> closely.
> Now that I have, I find "Since fpstate_init() has initialized xcomp_bv, let's
> just use that." confusing. I think what you intend to say is that we can use
> the same _logic_ as fpstate_init_xstate() for calculating xcomp_bv.
Yes, that's the idea.
> That said, it would be helpful for the changelog to explain why it's correct to
> use xfeatures_mask_all, e.g. just a short comment stating that the variable holds
> all XCR0 and XSS bits enabled by the host kernel. Justifying a change with
> "because other code does it" is sketchy, becuse there's no guarantee that what
> something else does is also correct for KVM, or that the existing code itself is
> even correct.
Got it, thanks for the details on this.
Then how about making the commit message like,

XCOMP_BV[63] field indicates that the save area is in the
compacted format and XCOMP_BV[62:0] indicates the states that
have space allocated in the save area, including both XCR0
and XSS bits enable by the host kernel. Use xfeatures_mask_all
for calculating xcomp_bv and reuse XCOMP_BV_COMPACTED_FORMAT
defined by kernel.


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