Re: [PATCH] x86, kvm: Add MSR_AMD64_BU_CFG2 to the list of ignoredMSRs

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Wed Feb 13 2013 - 06:55:52 EST

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 01:47:47PM +0200, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 12:42:41PM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > From: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxx>
> >
> > The "x86, AMD: Enable WC+ memory type on family 10 processors" patch
> > currently in -tip added a workaround for AMD F10h CPUs which #GPs my
> > guest when booted in kvm. This is because it accesses MSR_AMD64_BU_CFG2
> > which is not currently ignored by kvm. Do that because this MSR is only
> > baremetal-relevant anyway. While at it, move the ignored MSRs at the
> > beginning of kvm_set_msr_common so that we exit then and there.
> >
> Is your guest compiled without PV support? With PV Linux traps #GP for
> all MSRs and it saves us in more than one places.

Yes, CONFIG_PARAVIRT_GUEST is not set on the guest kernel.


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