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authorEiichi Tsukata <eiichi.tsukata@nutanix.com>2020-06-06 13:26:27 +0900
committerPaolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>2020-06-08 09:05:38 -0400
commite649b3f0188f8fd34dd0dde8d43fd3312b902fb2 (patch)
treec21f8f999563463125690788cffb4e7dc7e1fc9d /virt
parentfb7333dfd812062d3d51f377e70c1d3a3788472b (diff)
KVM: x86: Fix APIC page invalidation race
Commit b1394e745b94 ("KVM: x86: fix APIC page invalidation") tried to fix inappropriate APIC page invalidation by re-introducing arch specific kvm_arch_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range() and calling it from kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range_start. However, the patch left a possible race where the VMCS APIC address cache is updated *before* it is unmapped: (Invalidator) kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range_start() (Invalidator) kvm_make_all_cpus_request(kvm, KVM_REQ_APIC_PAGE_RELOAD) (KVM VCPU) vcpu_enter_guest() (KVM VCPU) kvm_vcpu_reload_apic_access_page() (Invalidator) actually unmap page Because of the above race, there can be a mismatch between the host physical address stored in the APIC_ACCESS_PAGE VMCS field and the host physical address stored in the EPT entry for the APIC GPA (0xfee0000). When this happens, the processor will not trap APIC accesses, and will instead show the raw contents of the APIC-access page. Because Windows OS periodically checks for unexpected modifications to the LAPIC register, this will show up as a BSOD crash with BugCheck CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109) we are currently seeing in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1751017. The root cause of the issue is that kvm_arch_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range() cannot guarantee that no additional references are taken to the pages in the range before kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range_end(). Fortunately, this case is supported by the MMU notifier API, as documented in include/linux/mmu_notifier.h: * If the subsystem * can't guarantee that no additional references are taken to * the pages in the range, it has to implement the * invalidate_range() notifier to remove any references taken * after invalidate_range_start(). The fix therefore is to reload the APIC-access page field in the VMCS from kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range() instead of ..._range_start(). Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org Fixes: b1394e745b94 ("KVM: x86: fix APIC page invalidation") Fixes: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=197951 Signed-off-by: Eiichi Tsukata <eiichi.tsukata@nutanix.com> Message-Id: <20200606042627.61070-1-eiichi.tsukata@nutanix.com> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'virt')
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
index 4db151f6101e..7b6013f2ba19 100644
--- a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
+++ b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
@@ -155,10 +155,9 @@ static void kvm_uevent_notify_change(unsigned int type, struct kvm *kvm);
static unsigned long long kvm_createvm_count;
static unsigned long long kvm_active_vms;
-__weak int kvm_arch_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range(struct kvm *kvm,
- unsigned long start, unsigned long end, bool blockable)
+__weak void kvm_arch_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range(struct kvm *kvm,
+ unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
- return 0;
bool kvm_is_zone_device_pfn(kvm_pfn_t pfn)
@@ -384,6 +383,18 @@ static inline struct kvm *mmu_notifier_to_kvm(struct mmu_notifier *mn)
return container_of(mn, struct kvm, mmu_notifier);
+static void kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range(struct mmu_notifier *mn,
+ struct mm_struct *mm,
+ unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
+ struct kvm *kvm = mmu_notifier_to_kvm(mn);
+ int idx;
+ idx = srcu_read_lock(&kvm->srcu);
+ kvm_arch_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range(kvm, start, end);
+ srcu_read_unlock(&kvm->srcu, idx);
static void kvm_mmu_notifier_change_pte(struct mmu_notifier *mn,
struct mm_struct *mm,
unsigned long address,
@@ -408,7 +419,6 @@ static int kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range_start(struct mmu_notifier *mn,
struct kvm *kvm = mmu_notifier_to_kvm(mn);
int need_tlb_flush = 0, idx;
- int ret;
idx = srcu_read_lock(&kvm->srcu);
@@ -425,14 +435,9 @@ static int kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range_start(struct mmu_notifier *mn,
- ret = kvm_arch_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range(kvm, range->start,
- range->end,
- mmu_notifier_range_blockable(range));
srcu_read_unlock(&kvm->srcu, idx);
- return ret;
+ return 0;
static void kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range_end(struct mmu_notifier *mn,
@@ -538,6 +543,7 @@ static void kvm_mmu_notifier_release(struct mmu_notifier *mn,
static const struct mmu_notifier_ops kvm_mmu_notifier_ops = {
+ .invalidate_range = kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range,
.invalidate_range_start = kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range_start,
.invalidate_range_end = kvm_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range_end,
.clear_flush_young = kvm_mmu_notifier_clear_flush_young,

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