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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 05/11] KVM: x86: emulator: update the emulation mode after CR0 write
On Tue, Jun 21, 2022, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> CR0.PE toggles real/protected mode, thus its update
> should update the emulation mode.
>
> This is likely a benign bug because there is no writeback
> of state, other than the RIP increment, and when toggling
> CR0.PE, the CPU has to execute code from a very low memory address.
>
> Signed-off-by: Maxim Levitsky <mlevitsk@redhat.com>
> ---
> arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c | 13 ++++++++++++-
> 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c b/arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c
> index 6f4632babc4cd8..002687d17f9364 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c
> @@ -3659,11 +3659,22 @@ static int em_movbe(struct x86_emulate_ctxt *ctxt)
>
> static int em_cr_write(struct x86_emulate_ctxt *ctxt)
> {
> - if (ctxt->ops->set_cr(ctxt, ctxt->modrm_reg, ctxt->src.val))
> + int cr_num = ctxt->modrm_reg;
> + int r;
> +
> + if (ctxt->ops->set_cr(ctxt, cr_num, ctxt->src.val))
> return emulate_gp(ctxt, 0);
>
> /* Disable writeback. */
> ctxt->dst.type = OP_NONE;
> +
> + if (cr_num == 0) {
> + /* CR0 write might have updated CR0.PE */

Or toggled CR0.PG. It's probably also worth noting that ->set_cr() handles side
effects to other registers, e.g. the lack of an EFER.LMA update makes this look
suspicious at first glance.

> + r = update_emulation_mode(ctxt);
> + if (r != X86EMUL_CONTINUE)
> + return r;
> + }
> +
> return X86EMUL_CONTINUE;
> }
>
> --
> 2.26.3
>

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