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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] KVM: X86: Move ignore_msrs handling upper the stack
On Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 02:26:52PM -0700, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 05:09:19PM -0400, Peter Xu wrote:
> > Again, using host_initiated or not should be a different issue? Frankly
> > speaking, I don't know whether it's an issue or not, but it's different from
> > what this series wants to do, because it'll be the same before/after this
> > series. Am I right?
> I'm arguing that the TSX thing should be
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c b/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c
> index 5eb618dbf211..e1fd5ac0df96 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c
> @@ -1015,7 +1015,7 @@ bool kvm_cpuid(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, u32 *eax, u32 *ebx,
> *edx = entry->edx;
> if (function == 7 && index == 0) {
> u64 data;
> - if (!__kvm_get_msr(vcpu, MSR_IA32_TSX_CTRL, &data, true) &&
> + if (!kvm_get_msr(vcpu, MSR_IA32_TSX_CTRL, &data) &&
> *ebx &= ~(F(RTM) | F(HLE));
> }
> At which point hoisting the ignored message up a few levels is pointless
> because the only users of __kvm_*et_msr() will do the explicit ignored_check.
> And I'm also arguing that KVM should never use __kvm_get_msr() for its own
> actions, as host_initiated=true should only be used for host VMM accesses and
> host_initiated=false actions should go through the proper checks and never
> get to the ignored_msrs logic (assuming no KVM bug).
> > Or, please explain what's the "overruled objection" that you're talking about..
> Sean: Objection your honor.
> Paolo: Overruled, you're wrong.
> Sean: Phooey.
> My point is that even though I still object to this series, Paolo has final
> say.

I could be wrong, but I feel like Paolo was really respecting your input, as
always. It's just as simple as a 2:1 vote, isn't it? (I can still count myself
in for the vote, right? :)

Btw, you didn't reply to my other email:

Let me change the question a bit - Do you think e.g. we should never use
rdmsr*_safe() in the Linux kernel as long as the MSR has a bit somewhere
telling whether the MSR exists (so we should never trigger #GP on these MSRs)?
I think it's a similar question that we're discussing here..

Peter Xu

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