Re: [PATCH stable-4.4.y] KVM: VMX: Fix x2apic check in vmx_msr_bitmap_mode()

From: Joerg Roedel
Date: Thu Feb 21 2019 - 09:47:10 EST

On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 03:15:30PM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> Ugh, good catch!
> Any hint as to what type of testing that you did that caught this? I
> keep asking people to run some kvm tests, but so far no one is :(

We caught this at SUSE while testing candidate kernel updates for one of
our service packs using a 4.4-based kernel and debugging turned
out that this is issue came in via stable-updates. We also build a
vanilla-flavour of the kernel which is nearly identical to the upstream
stable tree, but what usually ends up in testing is the full tree with
other backports.

This particular issue was found by updating some openstack machines with
the candidate kernel, which then triggered the problem in some guests.
It is also a very special one, since I was only able to trigger the
problem on Westmere-based machines with a specific guest-config.