Re: [PATCH v2 3/10] KVM: MMU: fix direct sp's access corruptted

From: Xiao Guangrong
Date: Tue Jun 29 2010 - 03:49:25 EST

Avi Kivity wrote:

> Note:
> - modifying walk_addr() to call kvm_mmu_pte_write() is probably not so
> bad. It's rare that a large pte walk sets the dirty bit, and it's
> probably rare to share those large ptes. Still, I think the fetch()
> change is better since it's more local.
> - there was once talk that instead of folding pt_access and pte_access
> together into the leaf sp->role.access, each sp level would have its own
> access permissions. In this case we don't even have to get a new direct
> sp, only change the PT_DIRECTORY_LEVEL spte to add write permissions
> (all direct sp's would be writeable and permissions would be controlled
> at their parent_pte level). Of course that's a much bigger change than
> this bug fix.

Yeah, i have considered this way, but it will change the shadow page's mapping
way: it control the access at the upper level, but in the current code, we allow
the upper level have the ALL_ACCESS and control the access right at the last level.
It will break many things, such as write-protected...
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