Re: [PATCH v2 0/5] KVM: VMX: Fix single stepping with emulated instructions

From: Radim KrÄmÃÅ
Date: Wed Nov 30 2016 - 13:42:12 EST

2016-11-29 12:40-0800, Kyle Huey:
> KVM does not currently honor the trap flag when emulating instructions that
> cause VM exits. This is observable from guest userspace, try stepping on a
> CPUID instruction in gdb in a KVM guest. The program will stop two
> instructions after CPUID.
> To fix this, add kvm_skip_emulated_instruction that calls
> kvm_x86_ops->skip_emulated_instruction and then kvm_vcpu_check_singlestep to
> check for RFLAGS.TF. Patch 4 does this. To handle both the guest setting TF
> and the KVM_GUESTDBG_SINGLESTEP cases we need to be able to indicate to
> callees that an exit to userspace is required. Patches 1-3 are largely
> plumbing to make this possible.
> Traps triggered by task switch instructions require some additional handling
> and are not implemented. KVM_GUESTDBG_SINGLESTEP traps can be squashed by
> certain instructions which also trigger userspace exits, such as HALT,
> MOV CR8, and IO instructions. I believe (although I have not tested) that
> KVM will simply generate another trap on the next instruction, so this is
> no worse than the current behavior.
> Patch 5 fixes an existing bug where kvm_vcpu_check_singlestep clears
> RFLAGS.TF when generating a singlestep trap. Bare silicon does not do this.

Looks good, applied to kvm/queue.

> These patches only fix this issue for VMX, and the handful of SVM cases that
> call the shared kvm_complete_insn_gp. I don't have AMD silicon to test on.

Added to TODO,