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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/3] x86/HVM: make hvm_efer_valid() honor guest features

>>> On 08.01.15 at 16:56, <tim@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> At 15:23 +0000 on 08 Jan (1420727005), Jan Beulich wrote:
>> +    if ( (value & EFER_LMSLE) && !cpu_has_lmsl )
>> +        return 0;
> I see this bit has no CPUID flag, and the docs don't seem to suggest
> that it would ever not be valid.  Are there real CPUs where it can't
> be set?

Yes, I'm afraid AMD introduced this subsequent to SVM, iirc upon
VMware request.

> My reviewed-by: stands anyway as this is an improvement over the
> current code.  Just wondering whether this needs to go on the list
> of interesting edge cazses for Andrew's feature-levelling rewrite. 

Yes, dealing with this ought to be interesting.


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