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* [PATCH v2 0/2] x86: Add the feature Virtual SPEC_CTRL
@ 2020-12-22 22:31 Babu Moger
  2020-12-22 22:31 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] x86/cpufeatures: Add the Virtual SPEC_CTRL feature Babu Moger
  2020-12-22 22:31 ` [PATCH v2 2/2] KVM: SVM: Add support for Virtual SPEC_CTRL Babu Moger
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Babu Moger @ 2020-12-22 22:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: pbonzini, tglx, mingo, bp
  Cc: fenghua.yu, tony.luck, wanpengli, kvm, thomas.lendacky, peterz,
	seanjc, joro, x86, kyung.min.park, linux-kernel, krish.sadhukhan,
	hpa, mgross, vkuznets, kim.phillips, wei.huang2, jmattson

Newer AMD processors have a feature to virtualize the use of the
SPEC_CTRL MSR on the guest. The series adds the feature support
and enables the feature on SVM.
---
v2:
  NOTE: This is not final yet. Sending out the patches to make
  sure I captured all the comments correctly.

  1. Most of the changes are related to Jim and Sean's feedback.
  2. Improved the description of patch #2.
  3. Updated the vmcb save area's guest spec_ctrl value(offset 0x2E0)
     properly. Initialized during init_vmcb and svm_set_msr and
     returned the value from save area for svm_get_msr.
  4. As Jim commented, transferred the value into the VMCB prior
     to VMRUN and out of the VMCB after #VMEXIT.
  5. Added kvm-unit-test to detect the SPEC CTRL feature.
     https://lore.kernel.org/kvm/160865324865.19910.5159218511905134908.stgit@bmoger-ubuntu/
  6. Sean mantioned of renaming MSR_AMD64_VIRT_SPEC_CTRL. But, it might
     create even more confusion, so dropped the idea for now.

v1:
https://lore.kernel.org/kvm/160738054169.28590.5171339079028237631.stgit@bmoger-ubuntu/

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Babu Moger (2):
      x86/cpufeatures: Add the Virtual SPEC_CTRL feature
      KVM: SVM: Add support for Virtual SPEC_CTRL


 arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h |    1 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/svm.h         |    4 +++-
 arch/x86/kvm/svm/svm.c             |   29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 3 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

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2020-12-30  7:15   ` Borislav Petkov
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2020-12-30  7:15   ` Borislav Petkov
2020-12-30 16:08     ` Sean Christopherson
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