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SubjectRe: [PATCH] KVM: X86: Fix the decoding of segment overrides in 64bit mode
On 23/03/2018 15:27, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> 2018-03-22 21:53 GMT+08:00 Andrew Cooper <>:
>> On 22/03/18 13:39, Wanpeng Li wrote:
>>> 2018-03-22 20:38 GMT+08:00 Paolo Bonzini <>:
>>>> On 22/03/2018 12:04, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>>>>> We've got a Force Emulation Prefix (ud2a; .ascii "xen") for doing
>>>>> magic. Originally, this was used for PV guests to explicitly request an
>>>>> emulated CPUID, but I extended it to HVM guests for "emulate the next
>>>>> instruction", after we had some guest user => guest kernel privilege
>>>>> escalations because of incorrect emulation.
>>>> Wanpeng, why don't you add it behind a new kvm module parameter? :)
>>> Great point! I will have a try. Thanks Paolo and Andrew. :)
>> Using the force emulation prefix requires intercepting #UD, which is in
>> general a BadThing(tm) for security. Therefore, we have a build time
> Yeah, however kvm intercepts and emulates #UD by default, should we
> add a new kvm module parameter to enable it and disable by default?

No, the module parameter should only be about the force-emulation prefix.


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