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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 6/6] KVM: nVMX: optimize prepare_vmcs02{,_full} for Enlightened VMCS case
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On 25/07/2018 14:50, Vitaly Kuznetsov wrote:
>>
>> But is L0 allowed to write to hv_clean_fields?
> It is kinda expected to: currently I reset it in vmx_vcpu_run() and (if
> I remember correctly) L1 Hyper-V only clears bits in this mask when it
> touches certain fields so if we don't set it to 'all clean' it stays
> zeroed forever.

Oh, good. I didn't understand it was bidirectional.

So nothing stops us from doing
>
> if (hv_evmcs && vmx->nested.dirty_vmcs12)
> hv_evmcs->hv_clean_fields &=
> ~HV_VMX_ENLIGHTENED_CLEAN_FIELD_ALL;
>
> in prepare_vmcs02() I guess.

In prepare_vmcs02, or rather in the enlightened VMPTRLD?

>> One possibility is to
>> add a dirty_evmcs field to struct nested_vmx, and "OR" ~hv_clean_fields
>> into it at the beginning of prepare_vmcs02.
>>
>> Something like
>>
>> if (vmx->nested.hv_evmcs) {
>> vmx->nested.dirty_evmcs |=
>> ~vmx->nested.hv_evmcs->hv_clean_fields;
>> prepare_vmcs02_full(vcpu, vmcs12,
>> vmx->nested.dirty_evmcs);
>> } else if (vmx->nested.dirty_vmcs12) {
>> prepare_vmcs02_full(vcpu, vmcs12, ~0);
>> }
>>
>> ...
>> vmx->nested.dirty_evmcs = 0;
>> vmx->nested.dirty_vmcs12 = false;
>>
>> ?
>>
> I think we can even get away with a local variable in prepare_vmcs02()
> and pass it to prepare_vmcs02_full(), no need to have it in struct
> nested_vmx. But I would slightly prefer to just reset
> hv_evmcs->hv_clean_fields when vmcs12 is dirty.

Yes, that's even better.

Paolo

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