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Re: [PATCH] x86/svm: retry after unhandled NPT fault if gfn was marked for recalculation

On 21/05/2020 22:43, Igor Druzhinin wrote:
> If a recalculation NPT fault hasn't been handled explicitly in
> hvm_hap_nested_page_fault() then it's potentially safe to retry -
> US bit has been re-instated in PTE and any real fault would be correctly
> re-raised next time.
> This covers a specific case of migration with vGPU assigned on AMD:
> global log-dirty is enabled and causes immediate recalculation NPT
> fault in MMIO area upon access. This type of fault isn't described
> explicitly in hvm_hap_nested_page_fault (this isn't called on
> EPT misconfig exit on Intel) which results in domain crash.
> Signed-off-by: Igor Druzhinin <igor.druzhinin@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/svm.c | 4 ++++
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/svm.c b/xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/svm.c
> index 46a1aac..f0d0bd3 100644
> --- a/xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/svm.c
> +++ b/xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/svm.c
> @@ -1726,6 +1726,10 @@ static void svm_do_nested_pgfault(struct vcpu *v,
>          /* inject #VMEXIT(NPF) into guest. */
>          nestedsvm_vmexit_defer(v, VMEXIT_NPF, pfec, gpa);
>          return;
> +    case 0:
> +        /* If a recalculation page fault hasn't been handled - just retry. */
> +        if ( pfec & PFEC_user_mode )
> +            return;

This smells like it is a recipe for livelocks.

Everything should have been handled properly by the call to
p2m_pt_handle_deferred_changes() which precedes svm_do_nested_pgfault().

It is legitimate for the MMIO mapping to end up being transiently
recalculated, but the fact that p2m_pt_handle_deferred_changes() doesn't
fix it up suggests that the bug is there.

Do you have the complete NPT walk to the bad mapping? Do we have
_PAGE_USER in the leaf mapping, or is this perhaps a spurious fault?




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