Re: [PATCH] KVM: Handle MSR_IA32_PERF_CTL
From: Radim KrÄmÃÅ
Date: Thu May 26 2016 - 16:39:40 EST
2016-05-26 10:32+0300, kmeaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
> From: Dmitry Bilunov <kmeaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Intel CPUs having Turbo Boost feature implement an MSR to provide a
> control interface via rdmsr/wrmsr instructions. One could detect the
> presence of this feature by issuing one of these instructions and
> handling the #GP exception which is generated in case the referenced MSR
> is not implemented by the CPU.
> KVM's vCPU model behaves exactly as a real CPU in this case by injecting
> a fault when MSR_IA32_PERF_CTL is called (which KVM does not support).
> However, some operating systems use this register during an early boot
> stage in which their kernel is not capable of handling #GP correctly,
> causing #DP and finally a triple fault effectively resetting the vCPU.
> This patch implements a dummy handler for MSR_IA32_PERF_CTL to avoid the
> crashes. Most notably it fixes an issue with MacOS X 10.10 kernel.
> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Bilunov <kmeaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
> @@ -2050,6 +2051,7 @@ int kvm_set_msr_common(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, struct msr_data *msr_info)
> case MSR_VM_HSAVE_PA:
> case MSR_AMD64_PATCH_LOADER:
> case MSR_AMD64_BU_CFG2:
> + case MSR_IA32_PERF_CTL:
Does MacOS X write it too?