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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.16 07/28] x86/kvm/fpu: Limit guest user_xfeatures to supported bits of XCR0
Hello Peter,

On Tue, Jun 7, 2022 at 5:07 PM Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Jun 07, 2022 at 02:17:54PM -0400, Peter Xu wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 07, 2022 at 03:04:27PM +0000, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 07, 2022, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > > > On 6/6/22 23:27, Peter Xu wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, Jun 06, 2022 at 06:18:12PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > > > > > > However there seems to be something missing at least to me, on why it'll
> > > > > > > fail a migration from 5.15 (without this patch) to 5.18 (with this patch).
> > > > > > > In my test case, user_xfeatures will be 0x7 (FP|SSE|YMM) if without this
> > > > > > > patch, but 0x0 if with it.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What CPU model are you using for the VM?
> > > > >
> > > > > I didn't specify it, assuming it's qemu64 with no extra parameters.
> > > >
> > > > Ok, so indeed it lacks AVX and this patch can have an effect.
> > > >
> > > > > > For example, if the source lacks this patch but the destination has it,
> > > > > > the source will transmit YMM registers, but the destination will fail to
> > > > > > set them if they are not available for the selected CPU model.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > See the commit message: "As a bonus, it will also fail if userspace tries to
> > > > > > set fpu features (with the KVM_SET_XSAVE ioctl) that are not compatible to
> > > > > > the guest configuration. Such features will never be returned by
> > > > > > KVM_GET_XSAVE or KVM_GET_XSAVE2."
> > > > >
> > > > > IIUC you meant we should have failed KVM_SET_XSAVE when they're not aligned
> > > > > (probably by failing validate_user_xstate_header when checking against the
> > > > > user_xfeatures on dest host). But that's probably not my case, because here
> > > > > KVM_SET_XSAVE succeeded, it's just that the guest gets a double fault after
> > > > > the precopy migration completes (or for postcopy when the switchover is
> > > > > done).
> > > >
> > > > Difficult to say what's happening without seeing at least the guest code
> > > > around the double fault (above you said "fail a migration" and I thought
> > > > that was a different scenario than the double fault), and possibly which was
> > > > the first exception that contributed to the double fault.
> > >
> > > Regardless of why the guest explodes in the way it does, is someone planning on
> > > bisecting this (if necessary?) and sending a backport to v5.15? There's another
> > > bug report that is more than likely hitting the same bug.
> >
> > What's the bisection you mentioned? I actually did a bisection and I also
> > checked reverting Leo's change can also fix this issue. Or do you mean
> > something else?
>
> Ah, I forgot to mention on the "stable tree decisions": IIUC it also means
> we should apply Leo's patch to all the stable trees if possible, then
> migrations between them won't trigger the misterous faults anymore,
> including when migrating to the latest Linux versions.
>
> However there's the delimma that other kernels (any kernel that does not
> have Leo's patch) will start to fail migrations to the stable branches that
> apply Leo's patch too..

IIUC, you commented before that the migration issue should be solved with a
QEMU fix, is that correct? That would mean something like 'QEMU is relying on a
kernel bug to work', and should be no blocker for fixing the kernel.

If that's the case, I think we should apply the fix to every supported
stable branch that
have the fpku issue, and in parallel come with a qemu fix for that.

What do you think about it?

Best regards,
Leo

> So that's kind of a slight pity. It's just IIUC
> the stable trees are more important, because it should have a broader
> audience (most Linux distros)?
>
> >
> > >
> > > https://lore.kernel.org/all/48353e0d-e771-8a97-21d4-c65ff3bc4192@sentex.net
> >
> > That is kvm64, and I agree it could be the same problem since both qemu64
> > and kvm64 models do not have any xsave feature bit declared in cpuid 0xd,
> > so potentially we could be migrating some fpu states to it even with
> > user_xfeatures==0 on dest host.
> >
> > So today I continued the investigation, and I think what's really missing
> > is qemu seems to be ignoring the user_xfeatures check for KVM_SET_XSAVE and
> > continues even if it returns -EINVAL. IOW, I'm wondering whether we should
> > fail properly and start to check kvm_arch_put_registers() retcode. But
> > that'll be a QEMU fix, and it'll at least not causing random faults
> > (e.g. double faults) in guest but we should fail the migration gracefully.
> >
> > Sean: a side note is that I can also easily trigger one WARN_ON_ONCE() in
> > your commit 98c25ead5eda5 in kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run():
> >
> > WARN_ON_ONCE(kvm_lapic_hv_timer_in_use(vcpu));
> >
> > It'll be great if you'd like to check that up.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > --
> > Peter Xu
>
> --
> Peter Xu
>

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