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Date:   Fri, 12 Feb 2021 16:50:08 -0800
From:   Sean Christopherson <seanjc@...gle.com>
To:     Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>
Cc:     Sean Christopherson <seanjc@...gle.com>,
        Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@...hat.com>,
        Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@...cent.com>,
        Jim Mattson <jmattson@...gle.com>,
        Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.org>, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Ben Gardon <bgardon@...gle.com>,
        Makarand Sonare <makarandsonare@...gle.com>
Subject: [PATCH 07/14] KVM: x86/mmu: Expand on the comment in kvm_vcpu_ad_need_write_protect()

Expand the comment about need to use write-protection for nested EPT
when PML is enabled to clarify that the tagging is a nop when PML is
_not_ enabled.  Without the clarification, omitting the PML check looks
wrong at first^Wfifth glance.

Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <seanjc@...gle.com>
---
 arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu_internal.h | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu_internal.h b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu_internal.h
index 0b55aa561ec8..72b0928f2b2d 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu_internal.h
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/mmu_internal.h
@@ -84,7 +84,10 @@ static inline bool kvm_vcpu_ad_need_write_protect(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
 	 * When using the EPT page-modification log, the GPAs in the log
 	 * would come from L2 rather than L1.  Therefore, we need to rely
 	 * on write protection to record dirty pages.  This also bypasses
-	 * PML, since writes now result in a vmexit.
+	 * PML, since writes now result in a vmexit.  Note, this helper will
+	 * tag SPTEs as needing write-protection even if PML is disabled or
+	 * unsupported, but that's ok because the tag is consumed if and only
+	 * if PML is enabled.  Omit the PML check to save a few uops.
 	 */
 	return vcpu->arch.mmu == &vcpu->arch.guest_mmu;
 }
-- 
2.30.0.478.g8a0d178c01-goog

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