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Subject[PATCH 0/2] KVM: SVM: Virtual GIF
This patchset adds support for the Virtual GIF (VGIF) feature. This
feature allows the STGI and CLGI instructions to be executed in the
Guest Mode and not require a #VMEXIT. With this, virtual interrupts
can be controlled in the Guest Mode while still allowing physical
interrupts to be intercepted by the hypervisor.

In order to provide this ability, two new bits are added to the VMCB
at offset 60h:

* Bit 9 - VGIF value
: 0 -> Virtual interrupts are masked
: 1 -> Virtual interrupts are unmasked

* Bit 25 - AMD Virtual GIF enabled for this guest
: 0 -> Disabled
: 1 -> Enabled

When a VMRUN is executed and Bit 25 is set, the processor uses Bit 9
as the starting value of the virtual GIF. It then provides masking
capability for when virtual interrupts are taken. Bit 9 is writeable
by the hypervisor and loaded on VMRUN and saved on #VMEXIT. STGI/CLGI
executed in the Guest Mode sets or clear the virtual GIF.

The advantage of this feature will be the greatly reduced number of
world switches to support the STGI and CLGI instructions by the
outermost hypervisor at Current Privilege Level (CPL) 0.

This has been tested with Xen, Hyper-V and KVM as the nested hypervisor.

Janakarajan Natarajan (2):
KVM: SVM: Add Virtual GIF feature definition
KVM: SVM: Enable Virtual GIF feature

arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeatures.h | 1 +
arch/x86/include/asm/svm.h | 6 +++++
arch/x86/kvm/svm.c | 47 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
3 files changed, 47 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)


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