Re: [PATCH] KVM: fix sil/dil/bpl/spl in the mod/rm fields
From: Gleb Natapov
Date: Mon Jun 03 2013 - 12:41:13 EST
On Mon, Jun 03, 2013 at 06:42:11PM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 7:34 PM, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Il 30/05/2013 17:34, Paolo Bonzini ha scritto:
> >> Il 30/05/2013 16:35, Paolo Bonzini ha scritto:
> >>> The x86-64 extended low-byte registers were fetched correctly from reg,
> >>> but not from mod/rm.
> >>> This fixes another bug in the boot of RHEL5.9 64-bit, but it is still
> >>> not enough.
> >> Well, it is enough but it takes 2 minutes to reach the point where
> >> hardware virtualization is used. It is doing a lot of stuff in
> >> emulation mode because FS and GS have leftovers from the A20 test:
> >> FS =0000 0000000000000000 0000ffff 00009300 DPL=0 DS16 [-WA]
> >> GS =ffff 00000000000ffff0 0000ffff 00009300 DPL=0 DS16 [-WA]
> >> 0x00000000000113be: in $0x92,%al
> >> 0x00000000000113c0: or $0x2,%al
> >> 0x00000000000113c2: out %al,$0x92
> >> 0x00000000000113c4: xor %ax,%ax
> >> 0x00000000000113c6: mov %ax,%fs
> >> 0x00000000000113c8: dec %ax
> >> 0x00000000000113c9: mov %ax,%gs
> >> 0x00000000000113cb: inc %ax
> >> 0x00000000000113cc: mov %ax,%fs:0x200
> >> 0x00000000000113d0: cmp %gs:0x210,%ax
> >> 0x00000000000113d5: je 0x113cb
> >> The DPL < RPL test fails. Any ideas? Should we introduce a new
> >> intermediate value for emulate_invalid_guest_state (0=none, 1=some, 2=full)?
> > One idea could be to replace invalid descriptors with NULL ones. Then
> > you can intercept this in the #GP handler and trigger emulation for that
> > instruction only.
> Won't work, vmx won't let you enter in such a configuration.
Why? It is possible to have NULL descriptor in 32bit mode with vmx. But
we do not usually intercept #GP while executing 32bit mode, so we will
have to track if there is artificial NULL selector and enables #GP
interception and then emulate on every #GP.
> Maybe you can detect the exact code sequence (%eip, some instructions,
> register state) and clear %fs and %gs.
My be we can set dpl to rpl unconditionally on a switch from 16 to 32
bit. The only problem I can see with it is that if a guest enters user
mode without explicitly reload the segment it will be accessible by a
user mode code, but I am not sure it is well defined what dpl of a 16
bit segment is after transition to 32 bit mode anyway, so it would be
crazy to do so.
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