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* [PATCH] KVM: Disable preemption in kvm_get_running_vcpu()
@ 2020-02-07 16:34 Marc Zyngier
  2020-02-07 17:04 ` Peter Xu
                   ` (2 more replies)
  0 siblings, 3 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Marc Zyngier @ 2020-02-07 16:34 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: kvmarm, kvm; +Cc: Paolo Bonzini

Accessing a per-cpu variable only makes sense when preemption is
disabled (and the kernel does check this when the right debug options
are switched on).

For kvm_get_running_vcpu(), it is fine to return the value after
re-enabling preemption, as the preempt notifiers will make sure that
this is kept consistent across task migration (the comment above the
function hints at it, but lacks the crucial preemption management).

While we're at it, move the comment from the ARM code, which explains
why the whole thing works.

Fixes: 7495e22bb165 ("KVM: Move running VCPU from ARM to common code").
Cc: Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com>
Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Reported-by: Zenghui Yu <yuzenghui@huawei.com>
Signed-off-by: Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/318984f6-bc36-33a3-abc6-bf2295974b06@huawei.com
---
 virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-mmio.c | 12 ------------
 virt/kvm/kvm_main.c           | 16 +++++++++++++---
 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

diff --git a/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-mmio.c b/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-mmio.c
index d656ebd5f9d4..97fb2a40e6ba 100644
--- a/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-mmio.c
+++ b/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-mmio.c
@@ -179,18 +179,6 @@ unsigned long vgic_mmio_read_pending(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu,
 	return value;
 }
 
-/*
- * This function will return the VCPU that performed the MMIO access and
- * trapped from within the VM, and will return NULL if this is a userspace
- * access.
- *
- * We can disable preemption locally around accessing the per-CPU variable,
- * and use the resolved vcpu pointer after enabling preemption again, because
- * even if the current thread is migrated to another CPU, reading the per-CPU
- * value later will give us the same value as we update the per-CPU variable
- * in the preempt notifier handlers.
- */
-
 /* Must be called with irq->irq_lock held */
 static void vgic_hw_irq_spending(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, struct vgic_irq *irq,
 				 bool is_uaccess)
diff --git a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
index 67ae2d5c37b2..70f03ce0e5c1 100644
--- a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
+++ b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
@@ -4409,12 +4409,22 @@ static void kvm_sched_out(struct preempt_notifier *pn,
 
 /**
  * kvm_get_running_vcpu - get the vcpu running on the current CPU.
- * Thanks to preempt notifiers, this can also be called from
- * preemptible context.
+ *
+ * We can disable preemption locally around accessing the per-CPU variable,
+ * and use the resolved vcpu pointer after enabling preemption again,
+ * because even if the current thread is migrated to another CPU, reading
+ * the per-CPU value later will give us the same value as we update the
+ * per-CPU variable in the preempt notifier handlers.
  */
 struct kvm_vcpu *kvm_get_running_vcpu(void)
 {
-        return __this_cpu_read(kvm_running_vcpu);
+	struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu;
+
+	preempt_disable();
+	vcpu = __this_cpu_read(kvm_running_vcpu);
+	preempt_enable();
+
+	return vcpu;
 }
 
 /**
-- 
2.20.1

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