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From: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>
To: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>
Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org, Jim Mattson <jmattson@google.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Liran Alon <liran.alon@oracle.com>,
	Roman Kagan <rkagan@virtuozzo.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 2/3] x86/kvm/hyper-v: move VMX controls sanitization out of nested_enable_evmcs()
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:15:41 +0100
Message-ID: <87zheer0si.fsf@vitty.brq.redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <f15d9e98-25e9-2031-2db5-6aaa6c78c0eb@redhat.com>

Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com> writes:

> On 22/01/20 17:29, Vitaly Kuznetsov wrote:
>> Yes, in case we're back to the idea to filter things out in QEMU we can
>> do this. What I don't like is that every other userspace which decides
>> to enable eVMCS will have to perform the exact same surgery as in case
>> it sets allow_unsupported_controls=0 it'll have to know (hardcode) the
>> filtering (or KVM_SET_MSRS will fail) and in case it opts for
>> allow_unsupported_controls=1 Windows guests just won't boot without the
>> filtering.
>> 
>> It seems to be 1:1, eVMCSv1 requires the filter.
>
> Yes, that's the point.  It *is* a hack in KVM, but it is generally
> preferrable to have an easier API for userspace, if there's only one way
> to do it.
>
> Though we could be a bit more "surgical" and only remove
> SECONDARY_EXEC_VIRTUALIZE_APIC_ACCESSES---thus minimizing the impact on
> non-eVMCS guests.  Vitaly, can you prepare a v2 that does that and adds
> a huge "hack alert" comment that explains the discussion?

Yes, sure. I'd like to do more testing to make sure filtering out
SECONDARY_EXEC_VIRTUALIZE_APIC_ACCESSES is enough for other Hyper-V
versions too (who knows how many bugs are there :-)

-- 
Vitaly


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Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-15 17:10 [PATCH RFC 0/3] x86/kvm/hyper-v: fix enlightened VMCS & QEMU4.2 Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-15 17:10 ` [PATCH RFC 1/3] x86/kvm/hyper-v: remove stale evmcs_already_enabled check from nested_enable_evmcs() Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-15 22:50   ` Liran Alon
2020-01-15 17:10 ` [PATCH RFC 2/3] x86/kvm/hyper-v: move VMX controls sanitization out of nested_enable_evmcs() Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-15 22:49   ` Liran Alon
2020-01-16  8:37     ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-02-03 15:11       ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-15 23:27   ` Sean Christopherson
2020-01-15 23:30     ` Liran Alon
2020-01-16  8:51       ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-16 16:19         ` Sean Christopherson
2020-01-16 16:57           ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-17  6:31             ` Sean Christopherson
2020-01-18 21:42           ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-01-19  8:54   ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-01-22  5:47     ` Sean Christopherson
2020-01-22  9:37       ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-22 14:33       ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-01-22 15:08         ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-22 15:51           ` Sean Christopherson
2020-01-22 16:29             ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-22 16:40               ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-01-23  9:15                 ` Vitaly Kuznetsov [this message]
2020-01-23 19:09                   ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-24 17:25                     ` Sean Christopherson
2020-01-27 15:38                       ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-27 17:53                         ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-01-27 21:52                           ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-27 18:17                         ` Sean Christopherson
2020-01-15 17:10 ` [PATCH RFC 3/3] x86/kvm/hyper-v: don't allow to turn on unsupported VMX controls for nested guests Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-15 22:59   ` Liran Alon
2020-01-16  8:55     ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-01-16 16:21       ` Sean Christopherson
2020-01-19  8:57         ` Paolo Bonzini

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