Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen/x86: Adjust stack pointer in xen_sysexit

From: Andrew Cooper
Date: Tue Nov 17 2015 - 14:12:52 EST

On 17/11/15 18:49, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Nov 17, 2015 6:40 AM, "Boris Ostrovsky" <boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 11/16/2015 04:55 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>> On 11/16/15 12:22, Borislav Petkov wrote:
>>>> Huh, so what's wrong with a jump:
>>>> jmp 1f
>>>> swapgs
>>>> 1:
>>> What is the point of that jump?
>>>>> If it would make you feel better, it could be X86_BUG_XENPV :-p
>>>> That doesn't matter - I just don't want to open the flood gates on
>>>> pseudo feature bits.
>>>> hpa, what do you think?
>>> Pseudo feature bits are fine, we already have plenty of them. They make
>>> sense as they let us reuse a lot of infrastructure.
>> So how about something like this? And then I think we can remove usergs_sysret32 and irq_enable_sysexit pv ops completely as noone will use them (lguest doesn't set them)
> Looks good to me. Does Xen have any sysexit/sysret32 equivalent to
> return to 32-bit user mode? If so, it could be worth trying to wire
> it up by patching the jz instead of the test instruction.

>From the guests point of view, there is only hypercall_iret.

> Also, I'd prefer X86_FEATURE_XENPV. IMO "PV" means too many things to
> too many people.

I agree - PV on its own is too generic.

An alternative might be X86_FEATURE_XEN_PV_GUEST which is very clear an
unambiguous, although rather longer.

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