Re: [PATCH 06/10] KVM: x86: MMU: Consolidate WARN_ON/BUG_ON checks for reverse-mapped sptes

From: Takuya Yoshikawa
Date: Sun Nov 15 2015 - 22:33:51 EST

On 2015/11/14 7:08, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 08:53:43PM +0900, Takuya Yoshikawa wrote:
At some call sites of rmap_get_first() and rmap_get_next(), BUG_ON is
placed right after the call to detect unrelated sptes which must not be
found in the reverse-mapping list.

Move this check in rmap_get_first/next() so that all call sites, not
just the users of the for_each_rmap_spte() macro, will be checked the
same way. In addition, change the BUG_ON to WARN_ON since killing the
whole host is the last thing that KVM should try.

It should be a BUG_ON, if KVM continues it will corrupt (more) memory.

In the sense that we cannot predict what kind of corruption it will
cause, I agree with you.

But if it can only corrupt that guest's memory, it is a bit sad to
kill unrelated guests, and host, too. Anyway, since we cannot say
for sure what a possible bug can cause, I agree with you now.


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