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SubjectRe: [PATCH] KVM: x86/mmu: Avoid retpoline on ->page_fault() with TDP
On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 12:55:09PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 07/02/20 16:55, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> > It becomes a matter of weighing the maintenance cost and robustness against
> > the performance benefits. For the TDP case, amost no one (that cares about
> > performance) uses shadow paging, the change is very explicit, tiny and
> > isolated, and TDP page fault are a hot path, e.g. when booting the VM.
> > I.e. low maintenance overhead, still robust, and IMO worth the shenanigans.
>
> The "NULL" trick does not seem needed though. Any objections to this?

Nope, no objections.

> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.h b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.h
> index 9277ee8a54a5..a647601c9e1c 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.h
> @@ -109,7 +109,7 @@ static inline int kvm_mmu_do_page_fault(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gpa_t cr2_or_gpa,
> u32 err, bool prefault)
> {
> #ifdef CONFIG_RETPOLINE
> - if (likely(!vcpu->arch.mmu->page_fault))
> + if (likely(vcpu->arch.mmu->page_fault == kvm_tdp_page_fault))
> return kvm_tdp_page_fault(vcpu, cr2_or_gpa, err, prefault);
> #endif
> return vcpu->arch.mmu->page_fault(vcpu, cr2_or_gpa, err, prefault);
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu.c b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu.c
> index 5267f1440677..87e9ba27ada1 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu.c
> @@ -4925,12 +4925,7 @@ static void init_kvm_tdp_mmu(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
> return;
>
> context->mmu_role.as_u64 = new_role.as_u64;
> -#ifdef CONFIG_RETPOLINE
> - /* Nullify ->page_fault() to use direct kvm_tdp_page_fault() call. */
> - context->page_fault = NULL;
> -#else
> context->page_fault = kvm_tdp_page_fault;
> -#endif
> context->sync_page = nonpaging_sync_page;
> context->invlpg = nonpaging_invlpg;
> context->update_pte = nonpaging_update_pte;
>
> Paolo
>

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