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Re: [PATCH v11 1/3] x86/tlb: introduce a flush HVM ASIDs flag

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 06:33:49PM +0200, Jan Beulich wrote:
> On 23.04.2020 16:56, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
> > Introduce a specific flag to request a HVM guest linear TLB flush,
> > which is an ASID/VPID tickle that forces a guest linear to guest
> > physical TLB flush for all HVM guests.
> > 
> > This was previously unconditionally done in each pre_flush call, but
> > that's not required: HVM guests not using shadow don't require linear
> > TLB flushes as Xen doesn't modify the pages tables the guest runs on
> > in that case (ie: when using HAP). Note that shadow paging code
> > already takes care of issuing the necessary flushes when the shadow
> > page tables are modified.
> > 
> > In order to keep the previous behavior modify all shadow code TLB
> > flushes to also flush the guest linear to physical TLB if the guest is
> > HVM. I haven't looked at each specific shadow code TLB flush in order
> > to figure out whether it actually requires a guest TLB flush or not,
> > so there might be room for improvement in that regard.
> > 
> > Also perform ASID/VPID flushes when modifying the p2m tables as it's a
> > requirement for AMD hardware. Finally keep the flush in
> > switch_cr3_cr4, as it's not clear whether code could rely on
> > switch_cr3_cr4 also performing a guest linear TLB flush. A following
> > patch can remove the ASID/VPID tickle from switch_cr3_cr4 if found to
> > not be necessary.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>

Tim, ICYMI, this patch needs your ack.




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