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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] KVM: x86/MMU: Do not check unsync status for root SP.
On 08/02/21 14:49, Yu Zhang wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 12:36:57PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> On 07/02/21 13:22, Yu Zhang wrote:
>>> In shadow page table, only leaf SPs may be marked as unsync.
>>> And for non-leaf SPs, we use unsync_children to keep the number
>>> of the unsynced children. In kvm_mmu_sync_root(), sp->unsync
>>> shall always be zero for the root SP, , hence no need to check
>>> it. Instead, a warning inside mmu_sync_children() is added, in
>>> case someone incorrectly used it.
>>> Also, clarify the mmu_need_write_protect(), by moving the warning
>>> into kvm_unsync_page().
>>> Signed-off-by: Yu Zhang <>
>>> Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <>
>> This should really be more of a Co-developed-by, and there are a couple
>> adjustments that could be made in the commit message. I've queued the patch
>> and I'll fix it up later.
> Indeed. Thanks for the remind, and I'll pay attention in the future. :)


arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu.c: In function ‘mmu_sync_children’:
arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu.c:2002:17: error: ‘sp’ is used uninitialized in
this function [-Werror=uninitialized]

so how was this tested?


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