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Date:   Tue, 26 May 2020 18:13:44 -0700
From:   Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@...el.com>
To:     Maxim Levitsky <mlevitsk@...hat.com>
Cc:     kvm@...r.kernel.org, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Tao Xu <tao3.xu@...el.com>,
        Jim Mattson <jmattson@...gle.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.org>,
        "maintainer:X86 ARCHITECTURE (32-BIT AND 64-BIT)" <x86@...nel.org>,
        Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@...cent.com>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@...hat.com>,
        Jingqi Liu <jingqi.liu@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Fix issue with not starting nesting guests on my
 system

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 07:14:53PM +0300, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> On my AMD machine I noticed that I can't start any nested guests,
> because nested KVM (everything from master git branches) complains
> that it can't find msr MSR_IA32_UMWAIT_CONTROL which my system doesn't support
> at all anyway.
> 
> I traced it to the recently added UMWAIT support to qemu and kvm.
> The kvm portion exposed the new MSR in KVM_GET_MSR_INDEX_LIST without
> checking that it the underlying feature is supported in CPUID.
> It happened to work when non nested because as a precation kvm,
> tries to read each MSR on host before adding it to that list,
> and when read gets a #GP it ignores it.
> 
> When running nested, the L1 hypervisor can be set to ignore unknown
> msr read/writes (I need this for some other guests), thus this safety
> check doesn't work anymore.
> 
> V2: * added a patch to setup correctly the X86_FEATURE_WAITPKG kvm capability
>     * dropped the cosmetic fix patch as it is now fixed in kvm/queue
> 
> Best regards,
> 	Maxim Levitsky
> 
> Maxim Levitsky (2):
>   kvm/x86/vmx: enable X86_FEATURE_WAITPKG in KVM capabilities
>   kvm/x86: don't expose MSR_IA32_UMWAIT_CONTROL unconditionally

Standard scoping in the shortlog is "KVM: VMX:" and "KVM: x86:".

> 
>  arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c | 3 +++
>  arch/x86/kvm/x86.c     | 4 ++++
>  2 files changed, 7 insertions(+)
> 
> -- 
> 2.26.2
> 
> 

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