On 09/11/2015 12:54, Huaitong Han wrote:
> The protection-key feature provides an additional mechanism by which IA-32e
> paging controls access to usermode addresses.
> Hardware support for protection keys for user pages is enumerated with CPUID
> feature flag CPUID.7.0.ECX[3]:PKU. Software support is CPUID.7.0.ECX[4]:OSPKE
> with the setting of CR4.PKE(bit 22).
> When CR4.PKE = 1, every linear address is associated with the 4-bit protection
> key located in bits 62:59 of the paging-structure entry that mapped the page
> containing the linear address. The PKRU register determines, for each
> protection key, whether user-mode addresses with that protection key may be
> read or written.
> The PKRU register (protection key rights for user pages) is a 32-bit register
> with the following format: for each i (0 ≤ i ≤ 15), PKRU[2i] is the
> access-disable bit for protection key i (ADi); PKRU[2i+1] is the write-disable
> bit for protection key i (WDi).
> Software can use the RDPKRU and WRPKRU instructions with ECX = 0 to read and
> write PKRU. In addition, the PKRU register is XSAVE-managed state and can thus
> be read and written by instructions in the XSAVE feature set.

Hi, this looks more or less okay.  I made a few comments on the
individual patches.

Please add a test for PKRU to kvm-unit-tests' access.c.  I will _not_
merge this feature without unit tests.  I have merged nested VPID
without, and it was a mistake because they were never submitted and
probably never will.


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