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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/26] x86/traps: Add #VE support for TDX guest
On Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 02:31:12AM +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 23, 2021 at 08:45:40PM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > What happens if the NMI handler triggers a #VE after all? Or where is it
> > enforced that TDX guests should set panic_on_oops?
>
> Kernel will handle the #VE normally inside NMI handler. (We tested it once
> again, just in case.)
>
> The critical part is that #VE must not be triggered in NMI entry code,
> before kernel is ready to handle nested NMIs.

Well, I can't read that in the commit message, maybe it needs expanding
on that aspect?

What I read is:

"Interrupts, including NMIs, are blocked by the hardware starting with
#VE delivery until TDGETVEINFO is called."

but this simply means that *if* you get a #VE anywhere, NMIs are masked
until TDGETVEINFO.

If you get a #VE during the NMI entry code, then you're toast...

> #VE cannot possibly happen there: no #VE-inducing instructions, code and
> data are in guest private memory.

Right, that. So we cannot get a #VE there.

> VMM can remove private memory from under us, but access to unaccepted (or
> missing) private memory leads to VM termination, not to #VE.

And that can't trigger a #VE either.

So I'm confused...

It sounds like you wanna say: no #VEs should happen during the NMI entry
code because of <raisins> and in order to prevent those, we don't use
insns causing #VE, etc. And private pages removed by the VM will simply
terminate the guest.

So what's up?

> tdx_virt_exception_user()/tdx_virt_exception_kernel() will be populated by
> following patches. The patch adds generic infrastructure for #VE handling.

Yeah, you either need to state that somewhere or keep changing those
functions as they evolve in the patchset. As it is, it just confuses
reviewers.

Thx.

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Boris.

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