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Re: [Xen-devel] Emulating in response of an int3 vm_event

On 01/12/15 10:40, Andrew Cooper wrote:
On 01/12/15 01:21, Tamas K Lengyel wrote:

On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 7:01 PM, Razvan Cojocaru <rcojocaru@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 12/01/2015 01:32 AM, Tamas K Lengyel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to extend the current vm_event system to be able to emulate
> over an in-guest breakpoint using the VM_EVENT_FLAG_SET_EMUL_READ_DATA
> feature. The idea is to have the vm_event listener send back the
> contents of the memory that was overwritten by the breakpoint
> instruction, have Xen emulate one instruction, and resume execution
> normally afterwards. This would eliminate the need of removing the
> breakpoint, singlestepping, and placing the breakpoint back again.
> Unfortunately I encounter this crash when I call
> hvm_mem_access_emulate_one in the event response handler:
> (XEN) vm_event.c:72:d0v0 Checking flags on int3 response 37
> (XEN) Xen BUG at /share/src/xen/xen/include/asm/hvm/vmx/vmx.h:372

This BUG() is the cause of the crash.

It is a bad parameter to VMREAD, by the looks of it.

Jan: This is a good example of why unlikely regions should have symbols.  The stack trace from this bug is actively misleading because the symbol information for %eip is wrong.

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