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Date:   Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:29:27 +0800
From:   Haozhong Zhang <>
Cc:, Paolo Bonzini <>,, Xiao Guangrong <>,
        Dan Williams <>,,,
        Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <>,
        Olif Chapman <>,
        Mikulas Patocka <>,
        Haozhong Zhang <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <>, Borislav Petkov <>,
        Tom Lendacky <>
Subject: [PATCH v6 0/2] KVM: MMU: fix kvm_is_mmio_pfn()

Some reserved pages, such as those from NVDIMM DAX devices, are not
for MMIO, and can be mapped with cached memory type for better
performance. However, the above check misconceives those pages as
MMIO.  Because KVM maps MMIO pages with UC memory type, the
performance of guest accesses to those pages would be harmed.
Therefore, we check the host memory type in addition and only treat
UC/UC-/WC pages as MMIO.

Changes in v6:
 * Rename the function in patch 1 to pat_immune_to_uc_mtrr().
 * Consider WC memory type in patch 1.

Changes in v5:
 * Rename pat_pfn_is_uc() into pat_pfn_is_uc_or_uc_minus() to avoid
 * Drop converters between kvm_pfn_t and pfn_t, because they are not
   necessary. pat_pfn_is_uc_or_uc_minus() does not need flags in
   pfn_t, so we can only pass a raw unsigned long to it.

Changes in v4:
 * Mask pfn_t and kvm_pfn_t specific flags in conversion.

Changes in v3:
 * Move cache mode check to pat.c as pat_pfn_is_uc()
 * Reintroduce converters between kvm_pfn_t and pfn_t.

Changes in v2:
 * Switch to lookup_memtype() to get host memory type.
 * Rewrite the comment in KVM MMU patch.
 * Remove v1 patch 2, which is not necessary in v2.

Haozhong Zhang (2):
  x86/mm: add a function to check if a pfn is UC/UC-/WC
  KVM: MMU: consider host cache mode in MMIO page check

 arch/x86/include/asm/pat.h |  2 ++
 arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c         | 13 ++++++++++++-
 arch/x86/mm/pat.c          | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


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