Re: [PATCH] x86, kvm: Add MSR_AMD64_BU_CFG2 to the list of ignoredMSRs
From: Gleb Natapov
Date: Wed Feb 13 2013 - 10:38:53 EST
On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 02:35:49PM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 02:10:02PM +0200, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> > > > 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.
> > >
> > Thanks. It does not mean that the patch should not be applied though.
> but, come to think of it, adding an MSR each time to those functions
> could turn out to be a PITA. The PV solution with trapping on the MSR
> accesses might be better so maybe CONFIG_KVM should do
PV solution does not exists for some other guests.
> select KVM_GUEST
I can easily imaging the situation where one whats to build different
kernels for host and guest and do not have PV in the host one.
> This is even a good forward-looking solution.
> > I cannot seems to find the documentation for the MSR anywhere, do you
> > have a pointer?
> http://support.amd.com/us/Processor_TechDocs/31116.pdf, p.438
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