[PATCH v3 0/6] KVM: my debug patch queue

From: Maxim Levitsky
Date: Wed Aug 11 2021 - 08:29:58 EST


I would like to publish two debug features which were needed for other stuff
I work on.

One is the reworked lx-symbols script which now actually works on at least
gdb 9.1 (gdb 9.2 was reported to fail to load the debug symbols from the kernel
for some reason, not related to this patch) and upstream qemu.

The other feature is the ability to trap all guest exceptions (on SVM for now)
and see them in kvmtrace prior to potential merge to double/triple fault.

This can be very useful and I already had to manually patch KVM a few
times for this.
I will, once time permits, implement this feature on Intel as well.


* Some more refactoring and workarounds for lx-symbols script

* added KVM_GUESTDBG_BLOCKIRQ flag to enable 'block interrupts on
single step' together with KVM_CAP_SET_GUEST_DEBUG2 capability
to indicate which guest debug flags are supported.

This is a replacement for unconditional block of interrupts on single
step that was done in previous version of this patch set.
Patches to qemu to use that feature will be sent soon.

* Reworked the the 'intercept all exceptions for debug' feature according
to the review feedback:

- renamed the parameter that enables the feature and
moved it to common kvm module.
(only SVM part is currently implemented though)

- disable the feature for SEV guests as was suggested during the review
- made the vmexit table const again, as was suggested in the review as well.

* Modified a selftest to cover the KVM_GUESTDBG_BLOCKIRQ
* Rebased on kvm/queue

Best regards,
Maxim Levitsky

Maxim Levitsky (6):
KVM: SVM: split svm_handle_invalid_exit
KVM: x86: add force_intercept_exceptions_mask
KVM: SVM: implement force_intercept_exceptions_mask
scripts/gdb: rework lx-symbols gdb script

Documentation/virt/kvm/api.rst | 1 +
arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h | 5 +-
arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/kvm.h | 1 +
arch/x86/kvm/svm/svm.c | 87 +++++++-
arch/x86/kvm/svm/svm.h | 6 +-
arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 12 +-
arch/x86/kvm/x86.h | 2 +
kernel/module.c | 8 +-
scripts/gdb/linux/symbols.py | 203 ++++++++++++------
.../testing/selftests/kvm/x86_64/debug_regs.c | 24 ++-
10 files changed, 266 insertions(+), 83 deletions(-)