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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v8 1/3] x86/tlb: introduce a flush HVM ASIDs flag

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 07:42:38PM +0100, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
> Introduce a specific flag to request a HVM guest linear TLB flush,
> which is an ASID/VPID tickle that forces a guest linear to guest
> physical TLB flush for all HVM guests.
> This was previously unconditionally done in each pre_flush call, but
> that's not required: HVM guests not using shadow don't require linear
> TLB flushes as Xen doesn't modify the guest page tables in that case
> (ie: when using HAP). Note that shadow paging code already takes care
> of issuing the necessary flushes when the shadow page tables are
> modified.
> In order to keep the previous behavior modify all shadow code TLB
> flushes to also flush the guest linear to physical TLB. I haven't
> looked at each specific shadow code TLB flush in order to figure out
> whether it actually requires a guest TLB flush or not, so there might
> be room for improvement in that regard.
> Also perform ASID/VPIT flushes when modifying the p2m tables as it's a
> requirement for AMD hardware. Finally keep the flush in
> switch_cr3_cr4, as it's not clear whether code could rely on
> switch_cr3_cr4 also performing a guest linear TLB flush. A following
> patch can remove the ASID/VPIT tickle from switch_cr3_cr4 if found to
> not be necessary.
> Signed-off-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@xxxxxxxxxx>

As far as I can tell all previous comments are addressed:

Reviewed-by: Wei Liu <wl@xxxxxxx>



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