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Re: [PATCH v9 1/3] x86/tlb: introduce a flush HVM ASIDs flag

On 14.04.2020 16:53, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 03:50:15PM +0200, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> On 14.04.2020 13:19, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 12:13:04PM +0200, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 14.04.2020 12:02, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
>>>>> That seems nice, we would have to be careful however as reducing the
>>>>> number of ASID/VPID flushes could uncover issues in the existing code.
>>>>> I guess you mean something like:
>>>>> static inline void guest_flush_tlb_mask(const struct domain *d,
>>>>>                                         const cpumask_t *mask)
>>>>> {
>>>>>     flush_mask(mask, (is_pv_domain(d) || shadow_mode_enabled(d) ? 
>>>>>                                                                 : 0) |
>>>>>                        (is_hvm_domain(d) && cpu_has_svm ? 
>>>>>                                                 : 0));
>>>>> }
>>>> Almost - is_hvm_domain(d) && cpu_has_svm seems to wide for me. I'd
>>>> rather use hap_enabled() && cpu_has_svm, which effectively means NPT.
>>>> Or am I overlooking a need to do ASID flushes also in shadow mode?
>>> I think so, I've used is_hvm_domain in order to cover for HVM domains
>>> running in shadow mode on AMD hardware, I think those also need the
>>> ASID flushes.
>> I'm unconvinced: The entire section "TLB Management" in the PM gives
>> the impression that "ordinary" TLB flushing covers all ASIDs anyway.
>> It's not stated anywhere (I could find) explicitly though.
> Hm, I don't think so. XenRT found a myriad of issues with NPT when p2m
> code wasn't modified to do ASID flushes instead of plain TLB flushes.

Well, that's clear from e.g. p2m_pt_set_entry() not doing any
flushing itself.

> Even if it's just to stay on the safe side I would perform ASID
> flushes for HVM guests with shadow running on AMD.

Tim, any chance you could voice your thoughts here? To me it seems
odd to do an all-ASIDs flush followed by an ASID one.

>>>> Also I'd suggest to calculate the flags up front, to avoid calling
>>>> flush_mask() in the first place in case (EPT) neither bit is set.
>>>>> I think this should work, but I would rather do it in a separate
>>>>> patch.
>>>> Yes, just like the originally (wrongly, as you validly say) suggested
>>>> full removal of them, putting this in a separate patch would indeed
>>>> seem better.
>>> Would you like me to resend with the requested fix to
>>> paging_log_dirty_range (ie: drop the FLUSH_TLB and only call
>>> flush_mask for HAP guests running on AMD) then?
>> Well, ideally I'd see that function also make use of the intended
>> new helper function, if at all possible (and suitable).
> Oh, OK. Just to make sure I understand what you are asking for, you
> would like me to resend introducing the new guest_flush_tlb_mask
> helper and use it in the flush_tlb_mask callers modified by this
> patch?

Yes (and I now realize it may not make sense to split it off into a
separate change).




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