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SubjectRe: [PATCH] KVM: nSVM: prepare guest save area while is_guest_mode is true
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Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com> writes:

> Right now, enter_svm_guest_mode is calling nested_prepare_vmcb_save and
> nested_prepare_vmcb_control. This results in is_guest_mode being false
> until the end of nested_prepare_vmcb_control.
>
> This is a problem because nested_prepare_vmcb_save can in turn cause
> changes to the intercepts and these have to be applied to the "host VMCB"
> (stored in svm->nested.hsave) and then merged with the VMCB12 intercepts
> into svm->vmcb.
>
> In particular, without this change we forget to set the CR0 read and CR0
> write intercepts when running a real mode L2 guest with NPT disabled.
> The guest is therefore able to see the CR0.PG bit that KVM sets to
> enable "paged real mode". This patch fixes the svm.flat mode_switch
> test case with npt=0. There are no other problematic calls in
> nested_prepare_vmcb_save.
>
> The bug is present since commit 06fc7772690d ("KVM: SVM: Activate nested
> state only when guest state is complete", 2010-04-25). Unfortunately,
> it is not clear from the commit message what issue exactly led to the
> change back then. It was probably related to svm_set_cr0 however because
> the patch series cover letter[1] mentioned lazy FPU switching.
>
> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/kvm/1266493115-28386-1-git-send-email-joerg.roedel@amd.com/
>
> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
> ---
> arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c b/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c
> index 92d3aaaac612..35891d9a1099 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c
> @@ -469,8 +469,8 @@ int enter_svm_guest_mode(struct vcpu_svm *svm, u64 vmcb12_gpa,
>
> svm->nested.vmcb12_gpa = vmcb12_gpa;
> load_nested_vmcb_control(svm, &vmcb12->control);
> - nested_prepare_vmcb_save(svm, vmcb12);
> nested_prepare_vmcb_control(svm);
> + nested_prepare_vmcb_save(svm, vmcb12);
>
> ret = nested_svm_load_cr3(&svm->vcpu, vmcb12->save.cr3,
> nested_npt_enabled(svm));

For the record,

this seems to fix the bug when Gen2 guests were not booting on Hyper-V
on KVM (SVM). They boot now, thanks!

Tested-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>

--
Vitaly

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