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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/intel_rdt: use rdmsr_safe() to workaround AWS host issue
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Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> writes:

> On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 02:40:46PM +0100, Vitaly Kuznetsov wrote:
>> It was found that AWS x1 instances (Xen-based) lack xen.git commit
>> 1f1d183d4900 (x86/HVM: don't give the wrong impression of WRMSR succeeding)
>> and because of that the wrmsr_safe() check in cache_alloc_hsw_probe()
>> doesn't help: the consequent rdmsr() blows up with
>>
>> unchecked MSR access error: RDMSR from 0xc90 at rIP:
>> 0xffffffff88c5bba3 (native_read_msr+0x3/0x30)
>>
>> The issue should definitely get fixed on AWS side. We can, however, simply
>> workaround this in Linux and live happily after.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>
>> ---
>> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt.c | 3 ++-
>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt.c
>> index 44272b7107ad..0acee6cd07a8 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt.c
>> @@ -213,7 +213,8 @@ static inline void cache_alloc_hsw_probe(void)
>>
>> if (wrmsr_safe(IA32_L3_CBM_BASE, max_cbm, 0))
>> return;
>> - rdmsr(IA32_L3_CBM_BASE, l, h);
>> + if (rdmsr_safe(IA32_L3_CBM_BASE, &l, &h))
>> + return;
>>
>> /* If all the bits were set in MSR, return success */
>> if (l != max_cbm)
>> --
>
> Does the below hunk work too?
>

Yes, it does, thanks!

--
Vitaly

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