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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] KVM: VMX: Add Force Emulation Prefix for "emulate the next instruction"
2018-03-27 12:55 GMT+08:00 Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <>:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 12:40:20AM -0400, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 07:12:15PM -0700, Wanpeng Li wrote:
>> > From: Wanpeng Li <>
>> >
>> > This patch introduces a Force Emulation Prefix (ud2a; .ascii "kvm") for
>> > "emulate the next instruction", the codes will be executed by emulator
>> > instead of processor, for testing purposes.
>> Can you expand a bit ? Why do you want this in KVM in the first place?

Please refer to the original discussion(Force Emulation Prefix part).

>> Should this be controlled by a boolean parameter?
> .. per guest. That is instead of a global one, have a per guest one?

As Paolo pointed out offline:
> Testing without the hacks being done by emulator.flat (TLB mismatch between instructions and data).
I think a global module is enough for testing.

Wanpeng Li

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