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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v6 0/5] VMX MSRs policy for Nested Virt: part 1

>>> On 22.03.18 at 12:32, <sergey.dyasli@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The end goal of having VMX MSRs policy is to be able to manage
> L1 VMX features. This patch series is the first part of this work.
> There is no functional change to what L1 sees in VMX MSRs at this
> point. But each domain will have a policy object which allows to
> sensibly query what VMX features the domain has. This will unblock
> some other nested virtualization work items.
> Currently, when nested virt is enabled, the set of L1 VMX features
> is fixed and calculated by nvmx_msr_read_intercept() as an intersection
> between the full set of Xen's supported L1 VMX features, the set of
> actual H/W features and, for MSR_IA32_VMX_EPT_VPID_CAP, the set of
> features that Xen uses.
> The above makes L1 VMX feature set inconsistent between different H/W
> and there is no ability to control what features are available to L1.
> The overall set of issues has much in common with CPUID policy.
> Part 1 adds VMX MSRs into struct msr_domain_policy and initializes them
> during domain creation based on CPUID policy. In the future it should be
> possible to independently configure values of VMX MSRs for each domain.
> v5 --> v6:
> - Various shortenings of control bit names
> - Added Reviewed-by: Andrew Cooper to pathes 3,4 and 5
> - Other changes are provided on per-patch basis
> Sergey Dyasli (5):
>   x86/msr: add VMX MSRs definitions and populate Raw domain policy
>   x86/msr: add VMX MSRs into HVM_max domain policy
>   x86/cpuid: update signature of hvm_cr4_guest_valid_bits()
>   x86/msr: update domain policy on CPUID policy changes
>   x86/msr: handle VMX MSRs with guest_rd/wrmsr()

Provided there's going to be a R-b by one of the VMX maintainers,
Acked-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>


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