In the function amdvi_log_event(), we write an event log buffer
entry into guest ram, whose contents are passed to the function
via the "uint64_t *evt" argument. Unfortunately, a spurious
'&' in the call to dma_memory_write() meant that instead of
writing the event to the guest we would write the literal value
of the pointer, plus whatever was in the following 8 bytes
on the stack. This error was spotted by Coverity.

Fix the bug by removing the '&'.

Fixes: CID 1421945
Signed-off-by: Peter Maydell <>
Disclaimer: only tested with 'make check' and 'make check-acceptance'
which probably don't exercise this corner of the code.
 hw/i386/amd_iommu.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/hw/i386/amd_iommu.c b/hw/i386/amd_iommu.c
index b1175e52c7d..fd75cae0243 100644
--- a/hw/i386/amd_iommu.c
+++ b/hw/i386/amd_iommu.c
@@ -181,7 +181,7 @@ static void amdvi_log_event(AMDVIState *s, uint64_t *evt)
     if (dma_memory_write(&address_space_memory, s->evtlog + s->evtlog_tail,
-        &evt, AMDVI_EVENT_LEN)) {
+                         evt, AMDVI_EVENT_LEN)) {
         trace_amdvi_evntlog_fail(s->evtlog, s->evtlog_tail);

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