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Date:   Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:10:11 +0100
From:   Vitaly Kuznetsov <>
Cc:     Paolo Bonzini <>,
        Sean Christopherson <>,
        Jim Mattson <>,, Liran Alon <>,
        Roman Kagan <>
Subject: [PATCH RFC 0/3] x86/kvm/hyper-v: fix enlightened VMCS & QEMU4.2

With fine grained VMX feature enablement QEMU>=4.2 tries to do KVM_SET_MSRS
with default (matching CPU model) values and in case eVMCS is also enabled,
fails. While the regression is in QEMU, it may still be preferable to
fix this in KVM.

It would be great if we could just omit the VMX feature filtering in KVM
and make this guest's responsibility: if it switches to using enlightened
vmcs it should be aware that not all hardware features are going to be
supported. Genuine Hyper-V, however, fails the test. In particular, it
'apic_access_addr' field in eVMCS there's not much we can do in KVM.

The suggested approach in this patch series is: move VMX feature
filtering to vmx_get_msr() so only guest doesn't see them when eVMCS
is enabled (PATCH2) and add a check that it doesn't enable them

I can't say that I'm a great fan of this workaround myself, thus RFC.

My initial RFC sent to qemu-devel@:

Vitaly Kuznetsov (3):
  x86/kvm/hyper-v: remove stale evmcs_already_enabled check from
  x86/kvm/hyper-v: move VMX controls sanitization out of
  x86/kvm/hyper-v: don't allow to turn on unsupported VMX controls for
    nested guests

 arch/x86/kvm/vmx/evmcs.c  | 99 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
 arch/x86/kvm/vmx/evmcs.h  |  2 +
 arch/x86/kvm/vmx/nested.c |  3 ++
 arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c    | 10 +++-
 4 files changed, 100 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)


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