Re: [3.5.0 BUG] vmx_handle_exit: unexpected, valid vectoring info(0x80000b0e)

From: Xiao Guangrong
Date: Fri Sep 14 2012 - 01:57:15 EST

On 09/12/2012 04:15 PM, Avi Kivity wrote:
> On 09/12/2012 07:40 AM, Fengguang Wu wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 3 of my test boxes running v3.5 kernel become unaccessible and I find
>> two of them kept emitting this dmesg:
>> vmx_handle_exit: unexpected, valid vectoring info (0x80000b0e) and exit reason is 0x31
>> The other one has froze and the above lines are the last dmesg.
>> Any ideas?
> First, that printk should be rate-limited.
> Second, we should add EXIT_REASON_EPT_MISCONFIG (0x31) to
> if ((vectoring_info & VECTORING_INFO_VALID_MASK) &&
> (exit_reason != EXIT_REASON_EXCEPTION_NMI &&
> exit_reason != EXIT_REASON_EPT_VIOLATION &&
> exit_reason != EXIT_REASON_TASK_SWITCH))
> printk(KERN_WARNING "%s: unexpected, valid vectoring info "
> "(0x%x) and exit reason is 0x%x\n",
> __func__, vectoring_info, exit_reason);
> since it's easily caused by the guest.

Yes, i will do these.

> Third, it's really unexpected. It seems the guest was attempting to deliver a page fault exception (0x0e) but encountered an mmio page during delivery (in the IDT, TSS, stack, or page tables). Is this reproducible? If so it's easy to patch kvm to halt in that case and allow examining the guest via qemu.

Have no idea yet why the box was frozen under this case, will try to write a test case,
hope it can help me to find the reason out.

> Maybe we should do so regardless (return a KVM_EXIT_INTERNAL_ERROR).

I think this is reasonable.


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