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* [PATCH] KVM: x86/mmu: Allocate PAE root array when using SVM's 32-bit NPT
@ 2019-06-13 17:22 Sean Christopherson
  2019-06-17 13:07 ` Jiri Palecek
  2019-06-18 17:04 ` Paolo Bonzini
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Sean Christopherson @ 2019-06-13 17:22 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Paolo Bonzini, Radim Krčmář; +Cc: kvm, Jiri Palecek

SVM's Nested Page Tables (NPT) reuses x86 paging for the host-controlled
page walk.  For 32-bit KVM, this means PAE paging is used even when TDP
is enabled, i.e. the PAE root array needs to be allocated.

Fixes: ee6268ba3a68 ("KVM: x86: Skip pae_root shadow allocation if tdp enabled")
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Reported-by: Jiri Palecek <jpalecek@web.de>
Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>
---

Jiri, can you please test this patch?  I haven't actually verified this
fixes the bug due to lack of SVM hardware.

 arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c | 16 ++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
index 1e9ba81accba..d3c3d5e5ffd4 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
@@ -5602,14 +5602,18 @@ static int alloc_mmu_pages(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
 	struct page *page;
 	int i;
 
-	if (tdp_enabled)
-		return 0;
-
 	/*
-	 * When emulating 32-bit mode, cr3 is only 32 bits even on x86_64.
-	 * Therefore we need to allocate shadow page tables in the first
-	 * 4GB of memory, which happens to fit the DMA32 zone.
+	 * When using PAE paging, the four PDPTEs are treated as 'root' pages,
+	 * while the PDP table is a per-vCPU construct that's allocated at MMU
+	 * creation.  When emulating 32-bit mode, cr3 is only 32 bits even on
+	 * x86_64.  Therefore we need to allocate the PDP table in the first
+	 * 4GB of memory, which happens to fit the DMA32 zone.  Except for
+	 * SVM's 32-bit NPT support, TDP paging doesn't use PAE paging and can
+	 * skip allocating the PDP table.
 	 */
+	if (tdp_enabled && kvm_x86_ops->get_tdp_level(vcpu) > PT32E_ROOT_LEVEL)
+		return 0;
+
 	page = alloc_page(GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT | __GFP_DMA32);
 	if (!page)
 		return -ENOMEM;
-- 
2.21.0


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