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[Xen-devel] [PATCH for-4.12] x86/p2m: Drop erroneous #VE-enabled check in ept_set_entry()

Code clearing the "Suppress VE" bit in an EPT entry isn't nececsserily running
in current context.  In ALTP2M_external mode, it definitely is not, and in PV
context, vcpu_altp2m(current) acts upon the HVM union.

Even if we could sensibly resolve the target vCPU, it may legitimately not be
fully set up at this point, so rejecting the EPT modification would be buggy.

There is a path in hvm_hap_nested_page_fault() which explicitly emulates #VE
in the cpu_has_vmx_virt_exceptions case, so the -EOPNOTSUPP part of this
condition is also wrong.

Drop the !sve check entirely.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Razvan Cojocaru <rcojocaru@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Tamas K Lengyel <tamas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Jun Nakajima <jun.nakajima@xxxxxxxxx>
CC: Kevin Tian <kevin.tian@xxxxxxxxx>
CC: Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx>
CC: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@xxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx>

Discovered while trying to fix the gaping security hole with ballooning out
the #VE info page.  The risk for 4.12 is very minimal - altp2m is off by
default, not security supported, and the ability to clearing sve is limited to
introspection code paths.
 xen/arch/x86/mm/p2m-ept.c | 10 ----------
 1 file changed, 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/xen/arch/x86/mm/p2m-ept.c b/xen/arch/x86/mm/p2m-ept.c
index 2b2bf31..bb56260 100644
--- a/xen/arch/x86/mm/p2m-ept.c
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/mm/p2m-ept.c
@@ -702,16 +702,6 @@ ept_set_entry(struct p2m_domain *p2m, gfn_t gfn_, mfn_t 
-    if ( !sve )
-    {
-        if ( !cpu_has_vmx_virt_exceptions )
-            return -EOPNOTSUPP;
-        /* #VE should be enabled for this vcpu. */
-        if ( gfn_eq(vcpu_altp2m(current).veinfo_gfn, INVALID_GFN) )
-            return -ENXIO;
-    }
      * the caller must make sure:
      * 1. passing valid gfn and mfn at order boundary.

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