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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] KVM: VMX: Add Force Emulation Prefix for "emulate the next instruction"
On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 01:03:15PM +0800, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> 2018-03-27 12:55 GMT+08:00 Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>:
> > 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 <wanpengli@tencent.com>
> >> >
> >> > 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).
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/22/220

That really should be part massaged in this patch as part of the description.
>
> >> 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).

And also this above.

> I think a global module is enough for testing.

If so, perhaps have it wrapped with #ifdef DEBUG?

No need to put code gadgets that won't be utilized 99% of time.

>
> Regards,
> Wanpeng Li

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