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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] KVM: x86: WARN and reject loading KVM if NX is supported but not enabled
On 07/07/21 14:09, Naresh Kamboju wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Jun 2021 at 14:35, Paolo Bonzini <> wrote:
>> On 25/06/21 00:33, Sean Christopherson wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 15, 2021, Sean Christopherson wrote:
>>>> WARN if NX is reported as supported but not enabled in EFER. All flavors
>>>> of the kernel, including non-PAE 32-bit kernels, set EFER.NX=1 if NX is
>>>> supported, even if NX usage is disable via kernel command line.
>>> Ugh, I misread .Ldefault_entry in head_32.S, it skips over the entire EFER code
>>> if PAE=0. Apparently I didn't test this with non-PAE paging and EPT?
>>> Paolo, I'll send a revert since it's in kvm/next, but even better would be if
>>> you can drop the patch :-) Lucky for me you didn't pick up patch 4/4 that
>>> depends on this...
>>> I'll revisit this mess in a few weeks.
>> Rather, let's keep this, see if anyone complains and possibly add a
>> "depends on X86_PAE || X86_64" to KVM.
> [ please ignore if this is already reported ]
> The following kernel warning noticed while booting linus master branch and
> Linux next 20210707 tag on i386 kernel booting on x86_64 machine.

Ok, so the "depends on" is needed. Let's add it, I'm getting back to
KVM work and will send the patch today or tomorrow.


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