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From: Sean Christopherson <seanjc@google.com>
To: Like Xu <like.xu@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	eranian@google.com, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>,
	Jim Mattson <jmattson@google.com>, Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>,
	Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>,
	Kan Liang <kan.liang@linux.intel.com>,
	wei.w.wang@intel.com, luwei.kang@intel.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 00/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add support to enable Guest PEBS via DS
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:10:59 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YACXQwBPI8OFV1T+@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210104131542.495413-1-like.xu@linux.intel.com>

On Mon, Jan 04, 2021, Like Xu wrote:
> 2) Slow path (part 3, patch 0012-0017)
> 
> This is when the host assigned physical PMC has a different index
> from the virtual PMC (e.g. using physical PMC1 to emulate virtual PMC0)
> In this case, KVM needs to rewrite the PEBS records to change the
> applicable counter indexes to the virtual PMC indexes, which would
> otherwise contain the physical counter index written by PEBS facility,
> and switch the counter reset values to the offset corresponding to
> the physical counter indexes in the DS data structure. 
> 
> Large PEBS needs to be disabled by KVM rewriting the
> pebs_interrupt_threshold filed in DS to only one record in
> the slow path.  This is because a guest may implicitly drain PEBS buffer,
> e.g., context switch. KVM doesn't get a chance to update the PEBS buffer.

Are the PEBS record write, PEBS index update, and subsequent PMI atomic with
respect to instruction execution?  If not, doesn't this approach still leave a
window where the guest could see the wrong counter?

The virtualization hole is also visible if the guest is reading the PEBS records
from a different vCPU, though I assume no sane kernel does that?

> The physical PMC index will confuse the guest. The difficulty comes
> when multiple events get rescheduled inside the guest. Hence disabling
> large PEBS in this case might be an easy and safe way to keep it corrects
> as an initial step here. 

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-01-14 19:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 59+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-04 13:15 Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 01/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Set MSR_IA32_MISC_ENABLE_EMON bit when vPMU is enabled Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 02/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Use IA32_PERF_CAPABILITIES to adjust features visibility Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 03/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Introduce the ctrl_mask value for fixed counter Like Xu
2021-01-13 18:06   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-14  1:58     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 04/17] perf: x86/ds: Handle guest PEBS overflow PMI and inject it to guest Like Xu
2021-01-13 18:22   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-13 18:27     ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-14  3:39     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 12:01       ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 14:30         ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 14:44           ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 15:12             ` Xu, Like
2021-01-25  8:26             ` Like Xu
2021-01-25 11:47               ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-02-02  6:31                 ` Xu, Like
2021-01-14 18:55   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15  2:49     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 17:42       ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-22  5:30         ` Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 05/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Reprogram guest PEBS event to emulate guest PEBS counter Like Xu
2021-01-15 11:33   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 13:53     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 06/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add IA32_PEBS_ENABLE MSR emulation for extended PEBS Like Xu
2021-01-05 21:11   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-07 12:38     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 14:46   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 15:29     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 07/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add IA32_DS_AREA MSR emulation to manage guest DS buffer Like Xu
2021-01-05 21:16   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-08  3:05     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 08/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add PEBS_DATA_CFG MSR emulation to support adaptive PEBS Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 09/17] KVM: x86: Set PEBS_UNAVAIL in IA32_MISC_ENABLE when PEBS is enabled Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 10/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Expose CPUIDs feature bits PDCM, DS, DTES64 Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 11/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Adjust precise_ip to emulate Ice Lake guest PDIR counter Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 12/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Disable guest PEBS when counters are cross-mapped Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 13/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add hook to emulate pebs for cross-mapped counters Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 14/17] KVM: vmx/pmu: Limit pebs_interrupt_threshold in the guest DS area Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 15/17] KVM: vmx/pmu: Rewrite applicable_counters field in guest PEBS records Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 16/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Save guest pebs reset values when pebs is configured Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 17/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Adjust guest pebs reset values for crpss-mapped counters Like Xu
2021-01-14 19:10 ` Sean Christopherson [this message]
2021-01-15  2:02   ` [PATCH v3 00/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add support to enable Guest PEBS via DS Xu, Like
2021-01-15 17:57     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15 18:27       ` Andi Kleen
2021-01-15 18:51         ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15 19:11           ` Andi Kleen
2021-01-22  9:56           ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-25  8:08             ` Like Xu
2021-01-25 11:13               ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-25 12:07                 ` Xu, Like
2021-01-25 12:18                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-25 12:53                     ` Xu, Like
     [not found] <EEC2A80E7137D84ABF791B01D40FA9A601EC200E@DGGEMM506-MBX.china.huawei.com>
2021-01-25  2:41 ` Like Xu
2021-01-25 14:47   ` Liuxiangdong (Aven, Cloud Infrastructure Service Product Dept.)
2021-01-26  7:08     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-29  2:52       ` Liuxiangdong (Aven, Cloud Infrastructure Service Product Dept.)
2021-02-01  8:43         ` Xu, Like

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