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From: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
To: Sean Christopherson <seanjc@google.com>
Cc: Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan 
	<sathyanarayanan.kuppuswamy@linux.intel.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>, Peter H Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>,
	Kirill Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan <knsathya@kernel.org>,
	x86@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 08/12] x86/tdx: Add HLT support for TDX guest
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 19:27:33 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YSUsBVx2DD7MCyn/@zn.tnic> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YSUnDQUrGYc8aY9j@google.com>

On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 05:06:21PM +0000, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2021, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 04, 2021 at 11:13:25AM -0700, Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan wrote:
> > > +static __cpuidle void tdg_safe_halt(void)
> > > +{
> > > +	u64 ret;
> > > +
> > > +	/*
> > > +	 * Enable interrupts next to the TDVMCALL to avoid
> > > +	 * performance degradation.
> > 
> > That comment needs some more love to say exactly what the problem is.
> 
> LOL, I guess hanging the vCPU counts as degraded performance.  But this comment
> can and should go away entirely...
> 
> > > +	 */
> > > +	local_irq_enable();
> 
> ...because this is broken.  It's also disturbing because it suggests that these
> patches are not being tested.

My complaint since '88.

> The STI _must_ immediately precede TDCALL, and it _must_ execute with interrupts
> disabled.  The whole point of the STI blocking shadow is to ensure interrupts are
> blocked until _after_ the HLT completes so that a wake event is not recongized
> before the HLT, in which case the vCPU will get stuck in HLT because its wake
> event alreadyfired.  Enabling IRQs well before the TDCALL defeats the purpose of
> the STI dance in __tdx_hypercall().

Wait, whaaaat?!

So tdg_halt() does that but tdg_safe_halt() goes to great lengths not to
do it. And it looks all legit and all, like it really wanted to do it
differently. WTF?

> There's even a massive comment in __tdx_hypercall() explaining all this...
> 
> > > +
> > > +	/* IRQ is enabled, So set R12 as 0 */
> 
> It would be helpful to use local variables to document what's up, e.g.
> 
>  	const bool irqs_enabled = true;
> 	const bool do_sti = true;
> 
> 	ret = _tdx_hypercall(EXIT_REASON_HLT, irqs_enabled0, 0, 0, do_sti, NULL);

Wait, is this do_sti thing supposed to be:

	 * ... But this
         * change is not required for all HLT cases. So use R15
         * register value to identify the case which needs sti. So,
         * if R11 is EXIT_REASON_HLT and R15 is 1, then call sti
         * before TDCALL instruction.

?


> > > +	ret = _tdx_hypercall(EXIT_REASON_HLT, 0, 0, 0, 1, NULL);
						      ^^^
Yeah, it must be it - the 1 there.

And what's with the irqs_enabled first parameter?

Is that used by the TDX module?

I think in the next version all those _tdx_hypercall() wrappers should
spell it out what the parameters they pass are used for.

Hohumm.

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

https://people.kernel.org/tglx/notes-about-netiquette

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-08-24 17:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 72+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-04 18:13 [PATCH v5 00/12] Add TDX Guest Support (Initial support) Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 01/12] x86/paravirt: Move halt paravirt calls under CONFIG_PARAVIRT Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-12  7:18   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-12 17:17     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-17 12:50     ` Juergen Gross
2021-08-17 13:16       ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-17 13:28         ` Juergen Gross
2021-08-17 13:39           ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-17 13:47             ` Juergen Gross
2021-08-17 13:50               ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 02/12] x86/tdx: Introduce INTEL_TDX_GUEST config option Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 03/12] x86/cpufeatures: Add TDX Guest CPU feature Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-12  7:39   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 04/12] x86/tdx: Add protected guest support for TDX guest Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 21:59   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-04 22:03     ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-04 22:26       ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 22:42         ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-04 23:00           ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-12  7:53             ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-12 17:18               ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-20 14:28                 ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-20 16:42                   ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-20 16:59                     ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-20 17:11                       ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 05/12] x86/tdx: Add __tdx_module_call() and __tdx_hypercall() helper functions Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-20 15:16   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 06/12] x86/tdx: Get TD execution environment information via TDINFO Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 22:38   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-20 17:13   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-20 17:31     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-20 17:35       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-20 18:29         ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-20 18:58           ` Andi Kleen
2021-08-20 19:01             ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 07/12] x86/traps: Add #VE support for TDX guest Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 10:17   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 17:32     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 17:36       ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-24 17:46       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-09-02 15:24         ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-09-03 10:17           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 08/12] x86/tdx: Add HLT " Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 16:10   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 17:06     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-24 17:25       ` Andi Kleen
2021-08-24 17:27       ` Borislav Petkov [this message]
2021-08-24 17:47         ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-24 17:50           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-31 20:49         ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-09-01  7:42           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 18:18       ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 18:28         ` Andi Kleen
2021-08-24 17:35     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 17:48       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 09/12] x86/tdx: Wire up KVM hypercalls Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 16:34   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 18:11     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 18:29       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 19:11         ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 19:39           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 10/12] x86/tdx: Add MSR support for TDX guest Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 16:55   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 18:12     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 11/12] x86/tdx: Don't write CSTAR MSR on Intel Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:31   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-04 21:03     ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 21:44       ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-04 21:48       ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-04 22:23         ` Kuppuswamy, Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-04 18:13 ` [PATCH v5 12/12] x86/tdx: Handle CPUID via #VE Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan
2021-08-24 17:48   ` Borislav Petkov

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