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From: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
To: Krish Sadhukhan <krish.sadhukhan@oracle.com>, kvm@vger.kernel.org
Cc: jmattson@google.com, seanjc@google.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/7 v7] KVM: nSVM: No need to set bits 11:0 in MSRPM and IOPM bitmaps
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:18:56 +0200
Message-ID: <0202dd6c-bf20-80ed-5fff-e1fb1acb58c2@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210412215611.110095-4-krish.sadhukhan@oracle.com>

On 12/04/21 23:56, Krish Sadhukhan wrote:
> According to APM vol 2, hardware ignores the low 12 bits in MSRPM and IOPM
> bitmaps. Therefore setting/unssetting these bits has no effect as far as
> VMRUN is concerned. Also, setting/unsetting these bits prevents tests from
> verifying hardware behavior.

Tests should only verify KVM behavior, in order to verify hardware 
behavior you have to run them on bare metal.

Still, the patch is okay.

Paolo

> 
> Signed-off-by: Krish Sadhukhan <krish.sadhukhan@oracle.com>
> ---
>   arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c | 2 --
>   1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c b/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c
> index ae53ae46ebca..fd42c8b7f99a 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/svm/nested.c
> @@ -287,8 +287,6 @@ static void nested_load_control_from_vmcb12(struct vcpu_svm *svm,
>   
>   	/* Copy it here because nested_svm_check_controls will check it.  */
>   	svm->nested.ctl.asid           = control->asid;
> -	svm->nested.ctl.msrpm_base_pa &= ~0x0fffULL;
> -	svm->nested.ctl.iopm_base_pa  &= ~0x0fffULL;
>   }
>   
>   /*
> 


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Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-12 21:56 [PATCH 0/7 v7] KVM: nSVM: Check addresses of MSR bitmap and IO bitmap tables on vmrun of nested guests Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-12 21:56 ` [PATCH 1/7 v7] KVM: SVM: Define actual size of IOPM and MSRPM tables Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-12 21:56 ` [PATCH 2/7 v7] KVM: nSVM: Define an exit code to reflect consistency check failure Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-17 14:17   ` Paolo Bonzini
2021-04-19 17:57     ` Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-19 18:28       ` Paolo Bonzini
2021-04-19 18:36         ` Jim Mattson
2021-04-12 21:56 ` [PATCH 3/7 v7] KVM: nSVM: No need to set bits 11:0 in MSRPM and IOPM bitmaps Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-17 14:18   ` Paolo Bonzini [this message]
2021-04-20 20:00   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-04-22 17:50     ` Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-22 17:52       ` Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-22 17:56       ` Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-22 18:01         ` Sean Christopherson
2021-04-23  1:12           ` Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-23 15:56             ` Sean Christopherson
2021-04-23 20:31               ` Paolo Bonzini
2021-04-26 21:59                 ` Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-26 22:07                   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-04-12 21:56 ` [PATCH 4/7 v7] nSVM: Check addresses of MSR and IO permission maps Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-12 21:56 ` [PATCH 5/7 v7] SVM: Use ALIGN macro when aligning 'io_bitmap_area' Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-12 21:56 ` [PATCH 6/7 v7] nSVM: Define an exit code to reflect consistency check failure Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-12 21:56 ` [PATCH 7/7 v7] nSVM: Test addresses of MSR and IO permissions maps Krish Sadhukhan
2021-04-17 14:35 ` [PATCH 0/7 v7] KVM: nSVM: Check addresses of MSR bitmap and IO bitmap tables on vmrun of nested guests Paolo Bonzini

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