lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Tue, 5 May 2020 14:12:32 +0200
From:   Paolo Bonzini <>
To:     Suravee Suthikulpanit <>,
        Maxim Levitsky <>,
Subject: Re: AVIC related warning in enable_irq_window

On 05/05/20 09:55, Suravee Suthikulpanit wrote:
>> WARN_ON((vmcb->control.int_ctl & (AVIC_ENABLE_MASK | V_IRQ_MASK))
> Based on my experiment, it seems that the hardware sets the V_IRQ_MASK bit
> when #VMEXIT despite this bit being ignored when AVIC is enabled.
> (I'll double check w/ HW team on this.) In this case, I don't think we can
> use the WARN_ON() as suggested above.

Indeed this is even documented:

NOTE: This value is written back to the VMCB at #VMEXIT.
      This field is ignored on VMRUN when AVIC is

> I think we should keep the warning in the svm_set_vintr() since we want
> to know if the V_IRQ, V_INTR_PRIO, V_IGN_TPR, and V_INTR_VECTOR are ignored when
> calling svm_set_vintr().
> Instead, I would consider explicitly call kvm_vcpu_update_apicv() since
> it would be benefit from not having to wait for the next vcpu_enter_guest for
> this vcpu to process the request. This is less confusing to me. In this case,
> we would need to kvm_clear_request(KVM_REQ_APICV_UPDATE) for this vcpu as well.
> On the other hand, would be it useful to implement
> kvm_make_all_cpus_request_but_self(),
> which sends request to all other vcpus excluding itself?

Yes, that's also a possibility.  It's not too much extra complication if
we add a new argument to kvm_make_vcpus_request_mask, like this:

diff --git a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
index 74bdb7bf3295..8f9dadb1ef42 100644
--- a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
+++ b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
@@ -258,7 +258,7 @@ static inline bool kvm_kick_many_cpus(const struct cpumask *cpus, bool wait)
 	return true;
-bool kvm_make_vcpus_request_mask(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned int req,
+bool kvm_make_vcpus_request_mask(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned int req, struct kvm_vcpu *except,
 				 unsigned long *vcpu_bitmap, cpumask_var_t tmp)
 	int i, cpu, me;
@@ -270,6 +270,8 @@ bool kvm_make_vcpus_request_mask(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned int req,
 	kvm_for_each_vcpu(i, vcpu, kvm) {
 		if (vcpu_bitmap && !test_bit(i, vcpu_bitmap))
+		if (vcpu == except)
+			continue;
 		kvm_make_request(req, vcpu);
 		cpu = vcpu->cpu;


Powered by blists - more mailing lists