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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 1/7] kvm: x86: Expose XFD CPUID to guest
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On 5/25/2021 5:34 AM, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> I need a formletter for these...
>
> GET_SUPPORTED_CPUID advertises support to userspace, it does not expose anything
> to the guest.
Oh, yes. This is only part of cpuid exposing process. Let me change the
commit log.
>
> On Sun, Feb 07, 2021, Jing Liu wrote:
>> Intel's Extended Feature Disable (XFD) feature is an extension
>> to the XSAVE feature that allows an operating system to enable
>> a feature while preventing specific user threads from using
>> the feature. A processor that supports XFD enumerates
>> CPUID.(EAX=0DH,ECX=1):EAX[4] as 1.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Jing Liu <jing2.liu@linux.intel.com>
>> ---
>> arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c b/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c
>> index 83637a2ff605..04a73c395c71 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c
>> @@ -437,7 +437,7 @@ void kvm_set_cpu_caps(void)
>> );
>>
>> kvm_cpu_cap_mask(CPUID_D_1_EAX,
>> - F(XSAVEOPT) | F(XSAVEC) | F(XGETBV1) | F(XSAVES)
>> + F(XSAVEOPT) | F(XSAVEC) | F(XGETBV1) | F(XSAVES) | F(XFD)
> KVM must not advertise support until it actually has said support, i.e. this
> patch needs to go at the end of the series.
>
> Also, adding the kvm_cpu_cap flag in a separate patch isn't strictly required.
> In most cases, I would go so far as to say that if there is additional enabling
> to be done, advertising the feature should be done in the same patch that adds
> the last bits of enabling. Putting the CPUID stuff in its own patch doesn't
> usually add values, e.g. if there's a bug in the actual support code bisecting
> will point at the wrong patch if userspace conditions its vCPU model on
> GET_SUPPORTED_CPUID.
Got it. Since XFD are separate feature from AMX, when trying to think about
putting CPUID stuff to MSR stuff, current MSR stuff are mainly two
parts, one is
two MSRs support, another is MSR switches. So it seems not suitable to
put CPUID
into MSR switch patch?

Thanks,
Jing

>> );
>>
>> kvm_cpu_cap_mask(CPUID_8000_0001_ECX,
>> --
>> 2.18.4
>>

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