Re: [PATCH] KVM: nVMX: Don't return error on nested bitmap memory allocation failure

From: Jan Kiszka
Date: Wed Apr 29 2015 - 03:10:40 EST

Am 2015-04-28 um 21:55 schrieb Bandan Das:
> If get_free_page() fails for nested bitmap area, it's evident that
> we are gonna get screwed anyway but returning failure because we failed
> allocating memory for a nested structure seems like an unnecessary big
> hammer. Also, save the call for later; after we are done with other
> non-nested allocations.

Frankly, I prefer failures over automatic degradations. And, as you
noted, the whole system will probably explode anyway if allocation of a
single page already fails. So what does this buy us?

What could makes sense is making the allocation of the vmread/write
bitmap depend on enable_shadow_vmcs, and that again depend on nested.


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