Re: [PATCH 05/54] Revert "KVM: x86/mmu: Drop kvm_mmu_extended_role.cr4_la57 hack"

From: Yu Zhang
Date: Fri Jun 25 2021 - 05:29:12 EST

On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 10:57:51AM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 25/06/21 10:47, Yu Zhang wrote:
> > > But if L1 is crafty, it can load a new CR4 on VM-Exit and toggle LA57
> > > without having to bounce through an unpaged section. L1 can also load a
> >
> > May I ask how this is done by the guest? Thanks!
> It can set HOST_CR3 and HOST_CR4 to a value that is different from the one
> on vmentry.

Thanks, Paolo.

Do you mean the L1 can modify its paging mode by setting HOST_CR3 as root of
a PML5 table in VMCS12 and HOST_CR4 with LA57 flipped in VMCS12, causing the
GUEST_CR3/4 being changed in VMCS01, and eventually updating the CR3/4 when
L0 is injecting a VM Exit from L2?


> Paolo