lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2013]   [Jan]   [5]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 3/5] KVM: x86: clean up reexecute_instruction
On 01/05/2013 06:21 AM, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 04, 2013 at 09:55:40PM +0800, Xiao Guangrong wrote:
>> Little cleanup for reexecute_instruction, also use gpa_to_gfn in
>> retry_instruction
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Xiao Guangrong <xiaoguangrong@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> ---
>> arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 13 ++++++-------
>> 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
>> index 1c9c834..ad39018 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
>> @@ -4761,19 +4761,18 @@ static bool reexecute_instruction(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gva_t gva)
>> if (tdp_enabled)
>> return false;
>>
>> + gpa = kvm_mmu_gva_to_gpa_read(vcpu, gva, NULL);
>> + if (gpa == UNMAPPED_GVA)
>> + return true; /* let cpu generate fault */
>> +
>
> Why change from _system to _read here? Purely cleanup patch should
> have no logical changes.

Ouch, my mistake, will drop this change.

>
> BTW, there is not much logic in using reexecute_instruction() at
> for x86_decode_insn (checks in reexecute_instruction() assume
> write to the cr2, for instance).
> Fault propagation for x86_decode_insn seems completly broken
> (which is perhaps why reexecute_instruction() there survived).

Currently, reexecute_instruction can work only if it is called on page
fault path where cr2 is valid. On other paths, cr2 is 0 which is always
not be mapped on guest since it is NULL pointer, so reexecute_instruction
always retry the instruction.

Yes, as you point it out, it is better if the fault address can be got
from x86_decode_insn. I will consider it later.




\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2013-01-05 09:01    [W:0.040 / U:0.224 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site