KVM Archive on lore.kernel.org
 help / color / Atom feed
From: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>
To: Yang Weijiang <weijiang.yang@intel.com>
Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	mst@redhat.com, rkrcmar@redhat.com, jmattson@google.com,
	yu.c.zhang@intel.com, alazar@bitdefender.com,
	pbonzini@redhat.com, sean.j.christopherson@intel.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH RESEND v4 5/9] KVM: VMX: Add init/set/get functions for SPP
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:03:31 +0200
Message-ID: <87o90q8r0s.fsf@vitty.brq.redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190815134329.GA11449@local-michael-cet-test>

Yang Weijiang <weijiang.yang@intel.com> writes:

> After looked into the issue and others, I feel to make SPP co-existing
> with nested VM is not good, the major reason is, L1 pages protected by
> SPP are transparent to L1 VM, if it launches L2 VM, probably the
> pages would be allocated to L2 VM, and that will bother to L1 and L2.
> Given the feature is new and I don't see nested VM can benefit
> from it right now, I would like to make SPP and nested feature mutually
> exclusive, i.e., detecting if the other part is active before activate one
> feature,what do you think of it? 

I was mostly worried about creating a loophole (if I understand
correctly) for guests to defeat SPP protection: just launching a nested
guest and giving it a protected page. I don't see a problem if we limit
SPP to non-nested guests as step 1: we, however, need to document this
side-effect of the ioctl. Also, if you decide to do this enforecement,
I'd suggest you forbid VMLAUCH/VMRESUME and not VMXON as kvm module
loads in linux guests automatically when the hardware is suitable.

Thanks,

-- 
Vitaly

  reply index

Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-14  7:03 [PATCH RESEND v4 0/9] Enable Sub-page Write Protection Support Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14  7:03 ` [PATCH RESEND v4 1/9] Documentation: Introduce EPT based Subpage Protection Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14  7:03 ` [PATCH RESEND v4 2/9] KVM: VMX: Add control flags for SPP enabling Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14  7:03 ` [PATCH RESEND v4 3/9] KVM: VMX: Implement functions for SPPT paging setup Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14  7:03 ` [PATCH RESEND v4 4/9] KVM: VMX: Introduce SPP access bitmap and operation functions Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14  7:03 ` [PATCH RESEND v4 5/9] KVM: VMX: Add init/set/get functions for SPP Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14 12:43   ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2019-08-14 14:34     ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-15 13:43     ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-15 14:03       ` Vitaly Kuznetsov [this message]
2019-08-19 14:06         ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-15 16:25       ` Jim Mattson
2019-08-15 16:38         ` Sean Christopherson
2019-08-16 13:31           ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-16 18:19             ` Jim Mattson
2019-08-19  2:08               ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-19 15:15                 ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-08-20 12:33                   ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-19 15:05   ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-08-20 12:36     ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-19 15:13   ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-08-20 13:09     ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14  7:04 ` [PATCH RESEND v4 6/9] KVM: VMX: Introduce SPP user-space IOCTLs Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14  7:04 ` [PATCH RESEND v4 7/9] KVM: VMX: Handle SPP induced vmexit and page fault Yang Weijiang
2019-08-19 14:43   ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-08-19 15:04     ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-08-20 13:44       ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-22 13:17         ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-22 16:38           ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-08-23  0:26             ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14  7:04 ` [PATCH RESEND v4 8/9] KVM: MMU: Enable Lazy mode SPPT setup Yang Weijiang
2019-08-19 14:46   ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-08-20 13:12     ` Yang Weijiang
2019-09-04 13:49       ` Yang Weijiang
2019-09-09 17:10         ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-09-11  0:23           ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14  7:04 ` [PATCH RESEND v4 9/9] KVM: MMU: Handle host memory remapping and reclaim Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14 12:36 ` [PATCH RESEND v4 0/9] Enable Sub-page Write Protection Support Paolo Bonzini
2019-08-14 14:02   ` Yang Weijiang
2019-08-14 14:06     ` Paolo Bonzini

Reply instructions:

You may reply publically to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=87o90q8r0s.fsf@vitty.brq.redhat.com \
    --to=vkuznets@redhat.com \
    --cc=alazar@bitdefender.com \
    --cc=jmattson@google.com \
    --cc=kvm@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=mst@redhat.com \
    --cc=pbonzini@redhat.com \
    --cc=rkrcmar@redhat.com \
    --cc=sean.j.christopherson@intel.com \
    --cc=weijiang.yang@intel.com \
    --cc=yu.c.zhang@intel.com \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

KVM Archive on lore.kernel.org

Archives are clonable:
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/kvm/0 kvm/git/0.git

	# If you have public-inbox 1.1+ installed, you may
	# initialize and index your mirror using the following commands:
	public-inbox-init -V2 kvm kvm/ https://lore.kernel.org/kvm \
		kvm@vger.kernel.org
	public-inbox-index kvm

Example config snippet for mirrors

Newsgroup available over NNTP:
	nntp://nntp.lore.kernel.org/org.kernel.vger.kvm


AGPL code for this site: git clone https://public-inbox.org/public-inbox.git