On Friday, December 13, 2013 9:28:29 pm Neel Natu wrote:
> Hi John,
> 
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 2:09 PM, John Baldwin <j...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> > On Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:00:08 pm Neel Natu wrote:
> >> Hi John,
> >>
> >> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:11 PM, John Baldwin <j...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> >> > If I suspend and resume my laptop and then try to start a guest after the
> >> > resume, I get an odd panic.  It generates a privileged instruction fault 
> >> > (in
> >> > kernel mode) for 'vmclear'.  I've checked CR4 and it claims that VMXE is 
> >> > set.
> >> > I dont have any other ideas off the top of my head on what I should be 
> >> > poking
> >> > at?  It looks like we read a bunch of MSRs in vmx_init(), but we don't 
> >> > write
> >> > to them, and all vmx_enable() does on each CPU is set VMXE in CR4 from 
> >> > what I
> >> > can tell.
> >> >
> >>
> >> It also does a "vmxon" on each logical cpu which may also need to be
> >> done after a resume.
> >
> > Ah, yes it does.  That was sufficient both for starting a new guest after
> > resume and even doing a suspend/resume while a guest was active (and the
> > guest continued to run fine).  I have a hacky patch for this.  One, it
> > includes both a suspend and resume hook for VMM, though for my testing I 
> > only
> > needed a resume hook to invoke vmxon.  Second, the name of vmx_resume2()
> > is a total hack (because vmx_resume() was already taken.  I think for now
> > if I were to commit this, I'd just add the resme hook and maybe call the
> > Intel method vmx_reset() or vmx_restore()?
> >
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~jhb/patches/bhyve_resume.patch
> >
> 
> There seems to be a race after the APs are restarted and before
> 'vmm_resume_p()' where it would be problematic to execute a VMX
> instruction.
> 
> Perhaps we should enable VMX on each cpu before they return to the
> interrupted code?

I've updated the patch at the URL above to do just that.  This also works
in my testing.

-- 
John Baldwin
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