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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 22/26] KVM: VMX: Move LOAD_IA32_PERF_GLOBAL_CTRL errata handling out of setup_vmcs_config()
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Sean Christopherson <seanjc@google.com> writes:

> On Tue, Aug 02, 2022, Vitaly Kuznetsov wrote:
>> While it seems reasonable to not expose LOAD_IA32_PERF_GLOBAL_CTRL controls
>> to L1 hypervisor on buggy CPUs, such change would inevitably break live
>> migration from older KVMs where the controls are exposed. Keep the status quo
>> for now, L1 hypervisor itself is supposed to take care of the errata.
>
> As noted before, this statement is wrong as it requires guest FMS == host FMS,
> but it's irrelevant because KVM can emulate the control unconditionally. I'll
> test and fold in my suggested patch[*] (assuming it works) and reword this part
> of the changelog. Ah, and I'll also need to fold in a patch to actually emulate
> the controls without hardware support.
>
> [*] https://lore.kernel.org/all/YtnZmCutdd5tpUmz@google.com

Oh, I missed the part that my changelog is actually wrong when Paolo
said "Can you send this as a separate patch", no objections to re-wording!

>
>> Reviewed-by: Maxim Levitsky <mlevitsk@redhat.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>
>> ---
>> arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c | 59 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------
>> 1 file changed, 35 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-)
>>
>
> ...
>
>> @@ -8192,6 +8199,10 @@ static __init int hardware_setup(void)
>> if (setup_vmcs_config(&vmcs_config, &vmx_capability) < 0)
>> return -EIO;
>>
>> + if (cpu_has_perf_global_ctrl_bug())
>> + pr_warn_once("kvm: VM_EXIT_LOAD_IA32_PERF_GLOBAL_CTRL "
>> + "does not work properly. Using workaround\n");
>
> Any objections to opportunistically tweaking this?
>
> pr_warn_once("kvm: CPU has VM_EXIT_LOAD_IA32_PERF_GLOBAL_CTRL erratum,"
> "using MSR load/store lists for PERF_GLOBAL_CTRL\n");
>

Personally I'd say just

pr_warn_once("kvm: CPU has VM_EXIT_LOAD_IA32_PERF_GLOBAL_CTRL erratum\n");

leaving aside the workaround KVM uses. This is merely an implementation
detail which KVM users most likely don't really need. I have no strong
opinion though, feel free to adjust.

>> +
>> if (boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_NX))
>> kvm_enable_efer_bits(EFER_NX);
>>
>> --
>> 2.35.3
>>
>

--
Vitaly

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