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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/5] KVM: x86: improve reexecute_instruction
On 12/14/2012 06:54 AM, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 04:05:55AM +0800, Xiao Guangrong wrote:
>> On 12/12/2012 07:36 AM, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 05:11:35PM +0800, Xiao Guangrong wrote:
>>>> Changelog:
>>>> There are some changes from Marcelo and Gleb's review, thank you all!
>>>> - access indirect_shadow_pages in the protection of mmu-lock
>>>> - fix the issue when unhandleable instruction access on large page
>>>> - add a new test case for large page
>>>> The current reexecute_instruction can not well detect the failed instruction
>>>> emulation. It allows guest to retry all the instructions except it accesses
>>>> on error pfn.
>>>> For example, these cases can not be detected:
>>>> - for tdp used
>>>> currently, it refused to retry all instructions. If nested npt is used, the
>>>> emulation may be caused by shadow page, it can be fixed by unshadow the
>>>> shadow page.
>>>> - for shadow mmu
>>>> some cases are nested-write-protect, for example, if the page we want to
>>>> write is used as PDE but it chains to itself. Under this case, we should
>>>> stop the emulation and report the case to userspace.
>>>> There are two test cases based on kvm-unit-test can trigger a infinite loop on
>>>> current code (ept = 0), after this patchset, it can report the error to Qemu.
>>>> Subject: [PATCH] access test: test unhandleable instruction
>>>> Test the instruction which can not be handled by kvm
>>>> Signed-off-by: Xiao Guangrong <>
>>> Please submit the test for inclusion. There should be some way to make
>>> it fail..
>> Yes.
>> But it is not easy. If the test cases run normally, kvm will report a error to Qemu
>> then Qemu will exit the vcpu thread after dumping the vcpu state.
>> We need to do something to let guest can be aware that the error report is triggered.
>> I guess we can add a option in Qemu, say '-notify-guest' and allow Qemu to inject #GP
>> to guest with a special ERROR_CODE if error is reported.
>>> program a timer interrupt and #GP?
>> Could you please explain the detail?
> Before the instruction which writes continuously to the pagetable, arm
> say lapic timer. #GP on the interrupt handler and test with failure.

Sorry, I am confused about this. After Qemu exits due to KVM_EXIT_INTERNAL_ERROR,
the vm is stopped then interrupt can not be injected to guest. Or i missed something?

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