On 07/08/2017 21:11, Brijesh Singh wrote:
> Commit: 1472775 (kvm: svm: Add support for additional SVM NPF error codes)
> added new error code to aid nested page fault handling. The commit
> unprotect (kvm_mmu_unprotect_page) the page when we get a NFP due to
> guest page table walk where the page was marked RO.
> 
> Paolo highlighted a use case,  where an L0->L2 shadow nested page table
> is marked read-only, in particular when a page is read only in L1's nested
> page table. If such a page is accessed by L2 while walking page tables
> it can cause a nested page fault (page table walks are write accessed).
> However, after kvm_mmu_unprotect_page we may get another page fault, and
> again in an endless stream.
> 
> To cover this use case, we qualify the new error_code check with
> vcpu->arch.mmu_direct_map so that the error_code check would run on L1
> guest, and not the L2 guest. This would restrict it avoid hitting the above
> use case.
> 
> Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonz...@redhat.com>
> Cc: "Radim Krčmář" <rkrc...@redhat.com>
> Cc: Thomas Lendacky <thomas.lenda...@amd.com>
> Signed-off-by: Brijesh Singh <brijesh.si...@amd.com>
> ---
> 
> See http://marc.info/?l=kvm&m=150153155519373&w=2 for detail discussion on 
> the use case and code flow.
> 
>  arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
> index 9b1dd11..4aaa4aa 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
> @@ -4839,7 +4839,8 @@ int kvm_mmu_page_fault(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gva_t 
> cr2, u64 error_code,
>        * Note: AMD only (since it supports the PFERR_GUEST_PAGE_MASK used
>        *       in PFERR_NEXT_GUEST_PAGE)
>        */
> -     if (error_code == PFERR_NESTED_GUEST_PAGE) {
> +     if (vcpu->arch.mmu.direct_map &&
> +             (error_code == PFERR_NESTED_GUEST_PAGE)) {
>               kvm_mmu_unprotect_page(vcpu->kvm, gpa_to_gfn(cr2));
>               return 1;
>       }
> 


Thanks, queued for 4.14.

Paolo

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