[PATCH 2/3] KVM: ARM: Get rid of KVM_HPAGE_ defines

Christoffer Dall christoffer.dall at linaro.org
Sun Aug 25 20:46:16 EDT 2013

On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 04:18:02PM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 25 August 2013 15:48, Gleb Natapov <gleb at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 03:29:17PM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
> >> Smiley noted, but this is pretty unlikely since it's not possible
> >> to lie to the guest about which mode it's in, so you can't make
> >> a guest think it's in Hyp mode.
> >>
> > I suspected this, but forgot most that I read about Hyp mode by now.
> > Need to refresh my memory ASAP. Is it impossible even with a lot of
> > emulation? Can guest detect that it is not in a Hyp mode without
> > trapping into hypervisor?
> Yes. The current mode is in the the low bits of the CPSR, which
> is readable without causing a trap. This is just the most obvious
> roadblock; I bet there are more. If you really had to run Hyp mode
> code in a VM you probably have to do it by having it all emulated
> via TCG.
Or through some highly paravirtualized nested virtualization solution if
that is ever relevant.


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