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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 6/9] x86/vmx: Pass an MSR value into vmx_msr_add()

>>> On 08.06.18 at 20:48, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The main purpose of this change is to allow us to set a specific MSR value,
> without needing to know whether there is already a load/save list slot for it.
> Previously, callers wanting this property needed to call both vmx_add_*_msr()
> and vmx_write_*_msr() to cover both cases, and there are no callers which want
> the old behaviour of being a no-op if an entry already existed for the MSR.
> As a result of this API improvement, the default value for guest MSRs need not
> be 0, and the default for host MSRs need not be passed via hardware register.
> In practice, this cleans up the VPMU allocation logic, and avoids an MSR read
> as part of vcpu construction.
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>

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