Re: [PATCH v2 2/4] kvm: cpuid: fix the size of xsaves area

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Thu Dec 04 2014 - 10:49:26 EST

On 04/12/2014 14:14, Radim KrÄmÃÅ wrote:
> 2014-12-04 19:11+0800, Wanpeng Li:
>> The section of CPUID(EAX=0xd, ECX=1) in the spec which commit
>> f5c2290cd01e (KVM: cpuid: mask more bits in leaf 0xd and subleaves)
>> mentioned is older than SDM.
>> EBX: Bits 31-00: The size in bytes of the XSAVE area containing all
>> states enabled by XCR0|IA32_XSS.
> Well, CPUs without XSAVES return 0 there, so we would emulate them
> incorrectly ... (I don't mind much, it is reserved.)

I agree it should stay to 0 if !XSAVES && !XSAVEC.

For !XSAVEC && XSAVES there's no silicon, so we have some leeway.

>> The the value of EBX should represent the size of XCR0 related XSAVE
>> area since IA32_XSS is not used currently.
> True, but 'supported' is not the state of XCR0, just its supremum.
> EBX should be set in kvm_update_cpuid(), like [3/4] does.
> (We can safely drop [2/4].)

Still, it's nice to be consistent and return a plausible value to

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