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authorSean Christopherson <>2019-02-05 12:54:17 -0800
committerPaolo Bonzini <>2019-02-20 22:48:32 +0100
commit152482580a1b0accb60676063a1ac57b2d12daf6 (patch)
tree4c87b94da258dd28ff3e8da0c7efb5c8b6c5da68 /arch/x86/include/asm
parent4183683918efc3549b5ebddde4ed5edfdac45c17 (diff)
KVM: Call kvm_arch_memslots_updated() before updating memslots
kvm_arch_memslots_updated() is at this point in time an x86-specific hook for handling MMIO generation wraparound. x86 stashes 19 bits of the memslots generation number in its MMIO sptes in order to avoid full page fault walks for repeat faults on emulated MMIO addresses. Because only 19 bits are used, wrapping the MMIO generation number is possible, if unlikely. kvm_arch_memslots_updated() alerts x86 that the generation has changed so that it can invalidate all MMIO sptes in case the effective MMIO generation has wrapped so as to avoid using a stale spte, e.g. a (very) old spte that was created with generation==0. Given that the purpose of kvm_arch_memslots_updated() is to prevent consuming stale entries, it needs to be called before the new generation is propagated to memslots. Invalidating the MMIO sptes after updating memslots means that there is a window where a vCPU could dereference the new memslots generation, e.g. 0, and incorrectly reuse an old MMIO spte that was created with (pre-wrap) generation==0. Fixes: e59dbe09f8e6 ("KVM: Introduce kvm_arch_memslots_updated()") Cc: <> Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/x86/include/asm')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h
index 0e2ef41efb9d..c4758e1a8843 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h
@@ -1254,7 +1254,7 @@ void kvm_mmu_clear_dirty_pt_masked(struct kvm *kvm,
struct kvm_memory_slot *slot,
gfn_t gfn_offset, unsigned long mask);
void kvm_mmu_zap_all(struct kvm *kvm);
-void kvm_mmu_invalidate_mmio_sptes(struct kvm *kvm, struct kvm_memslots *slots);
+void kvm_mmu_invalidate_mmio_sptes(struct kvm *kvm, u64 gen);
unsigned int kvm_mmu_calculate_mmu_pages(struct kvm *kvm);
void kvm_mmu_change_mmu_pages(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned int kvm_nr_mmu_pages);