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[Xen-devel] [PATCH] Misaligned IO reads

Hello Keir,
This patch fixes a data corruption bug in hvm_pio_assist() of
xen/arch/x86/hvm/io.c.  When the OVERLAP flag is set and the guest is
running in real-mode regs->es is used in the generation of the
destination address passed to hvm_copy().  regs->es, however, has not
been initialized and bad happens.  Since __vmread() must be called to
obtain regs->es to remedy the bug, this patch instead calls __vmread to
obtain the GUEST_LINEAR_ADDRESS which removes the need to check if the
guest is in real-mode and hence also the need to adjust addr.  Since
this block of code is executed so rarely, there is no measurable
performance impact using this fix for real or protected mode guests.

Signed of by: Ross Maxfield <rmaxfiel@xxxxxxxxxx>

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