Commit 90a8d72d authored by Committed by Sasha LevinBrowse files
Revert "KVM: VMX: Micro-optimize vmexit time when not exposing PMU"
[ Upstream commit 49097762 ] Guest crashes are observed on a Cascade Lake system when 'perf top' is launched on the host, e.g. BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at fffffe0000073038 PGD 7ffa7067 P4D 7ffa7067 PUD 7ffa6067 PMD 7ffa5067 PTE ffffffffff120 Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP PTI CPU: 1 PID: 1 Comm: systemd Not tainted 4.18.0+ #380 ... Call Trace: serial8250_console_write+0xfe/0x1f0 call_console_drivers.constprop.0+0x9d/0x120 console_unlock+0x1ea/0x460 Call traces are different but the crash is imminent. The problem was blindly bisected to the commit 041bc42c ("KVM: VMX: Micro-optimize vmexit time when not exposing PMU"). It was also confirmed that the issue goes away if PMU is exposed to the guest. With some instrumentation of the guest we can see what is being switched (when we do atomic_switch_perf_msrs()): vmx_vcpu_run: switching 2 msrs vmx_vcpu_run: switching MSR38f guest: 70000000d host: 70000000f vmx_vcpu_run: switching MSR3f1 guest: 0 host: 2 The current guess is that PEBS (MSR_IA32_PEBS_ENABLE, 0x3f1) is to blame. Regardless of whether PMU is exposed to the guest or not, PEBS needs to be disabled upon switch. This reverts commit 041bc42c . Reported-by: Maxime Coquelin <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <email@example.com> Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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