Re: [Kernel BUG?] SMSW operation get success on UMIP KVM guest
From: Ricardo Neri
Date: Mon Jul 01 2019 - 12:04:26 EST
On Mon, Jul 01, 2019 at 08:57:28PM +0800, Li Wang wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 8:02 PM Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 01/07/19 09:50, Li Wang wrote:
> > > Hello there,
> > >
> > > LTP/umip_basic_test get failed on KVM UMIP
> > > system(kernel-v5.2-rc4.x86_64). The test is only trying to do
> > > asm volatile("smsw %0\n" : "=m" (val));
> > > and expect to get SIGSEGV in this SMSW operation, but it exits with 0
> > > unexpectedly.
> > In addition to what Thomas said, perhaps you are using a host that does
> > *not* have UMIP, and configuring KVM to emulate it(*). In that case, it
> > is not possible to intercept SMSW, and therefore it will incorrectly
> > succeed.
> Right, I checked the host system, and confirmed that CPU doesn't support
> > Paolo
> > (*) before the x86 people jump at me, this won't happen unless you
> > explicitly pass an option to QEMU, such as "-cpu host,+umip". :) The
> > incorrect emulation of SMSW when CR4.UMIP=1 is why.
> Good to know this, is there any document for that declaration? It seems
> neither LTP issue nor kernel bug here. But anyway we'd better do something
> to avoid the error in the test.
The test case already checks for umip in /proc/cpuinfo, right? And in
long mode it always expects a SIGSEGV signal. If you did not add -cpu host,+umip,
how come umip was present in /proc/cpuinfo?
Thanks and BR,