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Date:   Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:16:28 +0800
From:   Wanpeng Li <>
To:     LKML <>, kvm <>
Cc:     Paolo Bonzini <>,
        Sean Christopherson <>,
        Wanpeng Li <>,
        Vitaly Kuznetsov <>,
        Jim Mattson <>,
        Joerg Roedel <>
Subject: [PATCH v2] KVM: X86: Grab KVM's srcu lock when accessing hv assist page

From: wanpeng li <>

For the duration of mapping eVMCS, it derefences ->memslots without holding
->srcu or ->slots_lock when accessing hv assist page. This patch fixes it by
moving nested_sync_vmcs12_to_shadow to prepare_guest_switch, where the SRCU
is already taken.

It can be reproduced by running kvm's evmcs_test selftest.

  warning: suspicious rcu usage
  5.6.0-rc1+ #53 tainted: g        w ioe
  ./include/linux/kvm_host.h:623 suspicious rcu_dereference_check() usage!

  other info that might help us debug this:

   rcu_scheduler_active = 2, debug_locks = 1
  1 lock held by evmcs_test/8507:
   #0: ffff9ddd156d00d0 (&vcpu->mutex){+.+.}, at:
kvm_vcpu_ioctl+0x85/0x680 [kvm]

  stack backtrace:
  cpu: 6 pid: 8507 comm: evmcs_test tainted: g        w ioe     5.6.0-rc1+ #53
  hardware name: dell inc. optiplex 7040/0jctf8, bios 1.4.9 09/12/2016
  call trace:
   kvm_read_guest_cached+0x11d/0x150 [kvm]
   kvm_hv_get_assist_page+0x33/0x40 [kvm]
   nested_enlightened_vmentry+0x2c/0x60 [kvm_intel]
   nested_vmx_handle_enlightened_vmptrld.part.52+0x32/0x1c0 [kvm_intel]
   nested_sync_vmcs12_to_shadow+0x439/0x680 [kvm_intel]
   vmx_vcpu_run+0x67a/0xe60 [kvm_intel]
   vcpu_enter_guest+0x35e/0x1bc0 [kvm]
   kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run+0x40b/0x670 [kvm]
   kvm_vcpu_ioctl+0x370/0x680 [kvm]

Signed-off-by: Wanpeng Li <>
 arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c
index 9a66648..6bd6ca4 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c
@@ -1214,6 +1214,9 @@ void vmx_prepare_switch_to_guest(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)

     vmx_set_host_fs_gs(host_state, fs_sel, gs_sel, fs_base, gs_base);
     vmx->guest_state_loaded = true;
+    if (vmx->nested.need_vmcs12_to_shadow_sync)
+        nested_sync_vmcs12_to_shadow(vcpu);

 static void vmx_prepare_switch_to_host(struct vcpu_vmx *vmx)
@@ -6480,9 +6483,6 @@ static void vmx_vcpu_run(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
         vmcs_write32(PLE_WINDOW, vmx->ple_window);

-    if (vmx->nested.need_vmcs12_to_shadow_sync)
-        nested_sync_vmcs12_to_shadow(vcpu);
     if (kvm_register_is_dirty(vcpu, VCPU_REGS_RSP))
         vmcs_writel(GUEST_RSP, vcpu->arch.regs[VCPU_REGS_RSP]);
     if (kvm_register_is_dirty(vcpu, VCPU_REGS_RIP))

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