[PATCH] KVM: arm64: Assume write fault on S1PTW permission fault on instruction fetch
maz at kernel.org
Wed Sep 9 17:05:27 EDT 2020
KVM currently assumes that an instruction abort can never be a write.
This is in general true, except when the abort is triggered by
a S1PTW on instruction fetch that tries to update the S1 page tables
(to set AF, for example).
This can happen if the page tables have been paged out and brought
back in without seeing a direct write to them (they are thus marked
read only), and the fault handling code will make the PT executable(!)
instead of writable. The guest gets stuck forever.
In these conditions, the permission fault must be considered as
a write so that the Stage-1 update can take place. This is essentially
the I-side equivalent of the problem fixed by 60e21a0ef54c ("arm64: KVM:
Take S1 walks into account when determining S2 write faults").
Update both kvm_is_write_fault() to return true on IABT+S1PTW, as well
as kvm_vcpu_trap_is_iabt() to return false in the same conditions.
Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Marc Zyngier <maz at kernel.org>
This could do with some cleanup (kvm_vcpu_dabt_iss1tw has nothing to do
with data aborts), but I've chosen to keep the patch simple in order to
arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_emulate.h | 6 +++++-
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_emulate.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_emulate.h
index d21676409a24..33d7e16edaa3 100644
@@ -480,7 +480,8 @@ static __always_inline u8 kvm_vcpu_trap_get_class(const struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
static inline bool kvm_vcpu_trap_is_iabt(const struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
- return kvm_vcpu_trap_get_class(vcpu) == ESR_ELx_EC_IABT_LOW;
+ return (kvm_vcpu_trap_get_class(vcpu) == ESR_ELx_EC_IABT_LOW &&
static __always_inline u8 kvm_vcpu_trap_get_fault(const struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
@@ -520,6 +521,9 @@ static __always_inline int kvm_vcpu_sys_get_rt(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
static inline bool kvm_is_write_fault(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
+ if (kvm_vcpu_dabt_iss1tw(vcpu))
+ return true;
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