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Subject[PATCH] KVM: nVMX: Consult only the "basic" exit reason when routing nested exit
Consult only the basic exit reason, i.e. bits 15:0 of vmcs.EXIT_REASON,
when determining whether a nested VM-Exit should be reflected into L1 or
handled by KVM in L0.

For better or worse, the switch statement in nested_vmx_exit_reflected()
currently defaults to "true", i.e. reflects any nested VM-Exit without
dedicated logic. Because the case statements only contain the basic
exit reason, any VM-Exit with modifier bits set will be reflected to L1,
even if KVM intended to handle it in L0.

Practically speaking, this only affects EXIT_REASON_MCE_DURING_VMENTRY,
i.e. a #MC that occurs on nested VM-Enter would be incorrectly routed to
L1, as "failed VM-Entry" is the only modifier that KVM can currently
encounter. The SMM modifiers will never be generated as KVM doesn't
support/employ a SMI Transfer Monitor. Ditto for "exit from enclave",
as KVM doesn't yet support virtualizing SGX, i.e. it's impossible to
enter an enclave in a KVM guest (L1 or L2).

Fixes: 644d711aa0e1 ("KVM: nVMX: Deciding if L0 or L1 should handle an L2 exit")
Cc: Jim Mattson <>
Cc: Xiaoyao Li <>
Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <>
arch/x86/kvm/vmx/nested.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx/nested.c b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx/nested.c
index 0946122a8d3b..127065bbde2c 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx/nested.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx/nested.c
@@ -5554,7 +5554,7 @@ bool nested_vmx_exit_reflected(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, u32 exit_reason)

- switch (exit_reason) {
+ switch ((u16)exit_reason) {
if (is_nmi(intr_info))
return false;
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