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Subject[PATCH] x86/cpu: Print "VMX disabled" error message iff KVM is enabled
Don't print an error message about VMX being disabled by BIOS if KVM,
the sole user of VMX, is disabled. E.g. if KVM is disabled and the
MSR is unlocked, the kernel will intentionally disable VMX when locking
feature control and then complain that "BIOS" disabled VMX.

Fixes: ef4d3bf19855 ("x86/cpu: Clear VMX feature flag if VMX is not fully enabled")
Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <>
Found a flaw when rebasing the SGX series on the feature control series.

The Fixes: tag references the commit in tip/x86/cpu, obviously should be
dropped if you can apply this as fixup instead of a patch on top.

arch/x86/kernel/cpu/feat_ctl.c | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/feat_ctl.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/feat_ctl.c
index 24a4fdc1ab51..0268185bef94 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/feat_ctl.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/feat_ctl.c
@@ -133,8 +133,9 @@ void init_ia32_feat_ctl(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)

if ( (tboot && !(msr & FEAT_CTL_VMX_ENABLED_INSIDE_SMX)) ||
(!tboot && !(msr & FEAT_CTL_VMX_ENABLED_OUTSIDE_SMX))) {
- pr_err_once("VMX (%s TXT) disabled by BIOS\n",
- tboot ? "inside" : "outside");
+ pr_err_once("VMX (%s TXT) disabled by BIOS\n",
+ tboot ? "inside" : "outside");
clear_cpu_cap(c, X86_FEATURE_VMX);
} else {
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