Re: [PATCH] KVM: VMX: enable nested virtualization by default
From: Liran Alon
Date: Tue Oct 16 2018 - 19:13:28 EST
> On 17 Oct 2018, at 1:55, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> With live migration support and finally a good solution for CR2/DR6
> exception payloads, nested VMX should finally be ready for having a stable
And good solution for setting/getting vCPU events from userspace with correct pending/injected state.
> userspace ABI. The results of syzkaller fuzzing are not perfect but not
> horrible either (and might be partially due to running on GCE, so that
> effectively we're testing three-level nesting on a fork of upstream KVM!).
> Enabling it by default seems like a nice way to conclude the 4.20
> pull request. :)
> Unfortunately, enabling nested SVM in 2009 was a bit premature. However,
Donât you wish to mention commit which enabled it?
> until live migration support is in place we can reasonably expect that
> it does not offer much in terms of ABI guarantees. Therefore we are
> still in time to break things and conform as much as possible to the
> interface used for VMX.
> Suggested-by: Jim Mattson <jmattson@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Suggested-by: Liran Alon <liran.alon@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx>
> arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
> index e665aa7167cf..89fc2a744d7f 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
> @@ -107,7 +107,7 @@ module_param_named(enable_shadow_vmcs, enable_shadow_vmcs, bool, S_IRUGO);
> * VMX and be a hypervisor for its own guests. If nested=0, guests may not
> * use VMX instructions.
> -static bool __read_mostly nested = 0;
> +static bool __read_mostly nested = 1;
> module_param(nested, bool, S_IRUGO);
> static u64 __read_mostly host_xss;
Reviewed-by: Liran Alon <liran.alon@xxxxxxxxxx>