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Date:   Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:27:59 +0100
From:   Paolo Bonzini <>
To:     Luwei Kang <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/9] Intel Processor Trace virtulization enabling

On 27/11/2017 21:23, Luwei Kang wrote:
> From v2:
>  - replace *_PT_SUPPRESS_PIP to *_PT_CONCEAL_PIP;
>  - clean SECONDARY_EXEC_PT_USE_GPA, VM_EXIT_CLEAR_IA32_RTIT_CTL and VM_ENTRY_LOAD_IA32_RTIT_CTL in SYSTEM mode. These bits must be all set or all clean;
>  - move processor tracing out of scattered features;
>  - add a new function to enable/disable intercept MSRs read/write;
>  - add all Intel PT MSRs read/write and disable intercept when PT is enabled in guest;
>  - disable Intel PT and enable intercept MSRs when L1 guest VMXON;
>  - performance optimization.
>    In Host only mode. we just need to save host RTIT_CTL before vm-entry and restore host RTIT_CTL after vm-exit;
>    In HOST_GUEST mode. we need to save and restore all MSRs only when PT has enabled in guest.
>  - use XSAVES/XRESTORES implement context switch.
>    Haven't implementation in this version and still in debuging. will make a separate patch work on this.

That's okay.  I have sent a few comments, v4 should be good.



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