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Subject[PATCH 3.2 09/27] KVM: x86: Don't report guest userspace emulation error to userspace
3.2.66-rc1 review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Nadav Amit <>

commit a2b9e6c1a35afcc0973acb72e591c714e78885ff upstream.

Commit fc3a9157d314 ("KVM: X86: Don't report L2 emulation failures to
user-space") disabled the reporting of L2 (nested guest) emulation failures to
userspace due to race-condition between a vmexit and the instruction emulator.
The same rational applies also to userspace applications that are permitted by
the guest OS to access MMIO area or perform PIO.

This patch extends the current behavior - of injecting a #UD instead of
reporting it to userspace - also for guest userspace code.

Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
@@ -4846,7 +4846,7 @@ static int handle_emulation_failure(stru

- if (!is_guest_mode(vcpu)) {
+ if (!is_guest_mode(vcpu) && kvm_x86_ops->get_cpl(vcpu) == 0) {
vcpu->run->exit_reason = KVM_EXIT_INTERNAL_ERROR;
vcpu->run->internal.suberror = KVM_INTERNAL_ERROR_EMULATION;
vcpu->run->internal.ndata = 0;

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