[RFC PATCH 14/16] KVM: PPC: booke: category E.HV (GS-mode) support

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Thu Jan 12 17:44:26 EST 2012

On Tue, 2012-01-10 at 04:11 +0100, Alexander Graf wrote:
> This is what book3s does:
>                 case EMULATE_FAIL:
>                         printk(KERN_CRIT "%s: emulation at %lx failed
> (%08x)\n",
>                                __func__, kvmppc_get_pc(vcpu),
> kvmppc_get_last_inst(vcpu));
>                         kvmppc_core_queue_program(vcpu, flags);
>                         r = RESUME_GUEST;
> which also doesn't throttle the printk, but I think injecting a
> program fault into the guest is the most sensible thing to do if we
> don't know what the instruction is supposed to do. Best case we get an
> oops inside the guest telling us what broke :).

You can also fallback to a slow path that reads the guest TLB,
translates then reads the instruction. Of course you have to be careful
as such a manual translate + read + execute needs to be somewhat
synchronized with a possible TLB invalidation :-)

(MMIO emulation is broken in this regard too btw)


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