Re: [PATCH v3 00/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add support to enable Guest PEBS via DS

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Fri Jan 22 2021 - 05:00:25 EST

On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 10:51:38AM -0800, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > > I'm asking about ucode/hardare. Is the "guest pebs buffer write -> PEBS PMI"
> > > guaranteed to be atomic?
> >
> > Of course not.
> So there's still a window where the guest could observe the bad counter index,
> correct?

Guest could do a hypercall to fix up the DS area before it tries to read
it I suppose. Or the HV could expose the index mapping and have the
guest fix up it.

Adding a little virt crud on top shouldn't be too hard.