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Date:   Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:29:42 -0400
From:   Bandan Das <bsd@...hat.com>
To:     Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@...hat.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
        Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
        Laszlo Ersek <lersek@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] KVM: x86: emulate fxsave and fxrstor

Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@...hat.com> writes:

> 2016-10-26 20:17-0400, Bandan Das:
>> Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@...hat.com> writes:
>> ...
>>> +static int check_fxsr(struct x86_emulate_ctxt *ctxt)
>>> +{
>>> +	u32 eax = 1, ebx, ecx = 0, edx;
>>> +
>>> +	ctxt->ops->get_cpuid(ctxt, &eax, &ebx, &ecx, &edx);
>>> +	if (!(edx & FFL(FXSR)))
>>> +		return emulate_ud(ctxt);
>>> +
>>> +	if (ctxt->ops->get_cr(ctxt, 0) & (X86_CR0_TS | X86_CR0_EM))
>>> +		return emulate_nm(ctxt);
>>> +
>>> +	return X86EMUL_CONTINUE;
>>> +}
>>> +
>>> +/*
>>> + * FXSAVE and FXRSTOR have 3 different formats depending on execution mode,
>>> + *  1) non-64-bit mode
>>> + *  2) 64-bit mode with REX.W prefix
>>> + *  3) 64-bit mode without REX.W prefix
>>> + *
>>> + * Emulation uses (3) for for (1) mode because only the number of XMM registers
>>> + * is different.
>>> + */
> | [...]
>>> +
>>> +static int em_fxrstor(struct x86_emulate_ctxt *ctxt)
>>> +{
>>> +	char fx_state[512] __aligned(16);
>>> +	int rc;
>>> +
>>> +	rc = check_fxsr(ctxt);
>> 
>> Is this check enough here ? What I mean is that is it possible that the memory
>> image that is read from has data in an invalid format/corrupt or is that irrelevant ?
>
> No, it is not enough, v2 will need testing on bare metal. :)
>
> Nadav mentioned that MXCSR could thrown #GP when setting bits 16-32.

Yeah, this was what I am wondering about. Whether, there are obvious ways
for the guest to abuse the path, you know, common emulator code concerns.

> And there are actually 4 different formats: 16 bit mode has only 16 bit
> FIP, and other 16 bits are reserved, but KVM's fxrstor would be loading
> all 32 bits, so the reserved upper 16 should be cleared beforehand.
> The structure has a lot of reserved fields, but they should just be
> ignored by the CPU.

Ok.

> Did you notice other problems?

Rest looks fine to me even with the #ifdefs that you don't prefer but
I will be sure to take another look when you post a v2.

> Thanks.
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