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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 14/14] target-i386: Enable XCR0 features for use

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 14/14] target-i386: Enable XCR0 features for user-mode
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:36:12 +0200
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On 10/07/2015 09:24, Richard Henderson wrote:
> On 07/09/2015 02:15 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> On 09/07/2015 10:17, Richard Henderson wrote:
>>> +
>>> +    /* ??? This variable is somewhat silly.  Methinks KVM should be
>>> +       using XCR0 to store into the XSTATE_BV field.  Either that or
>>> +       there's more missing information, e.g. the AVX bits.  */
>>> +    env->xstate_bv = XSTATE_FP;
>>> +    if (env->features[FEAT_1_EDX] & CPUID_SSE) {
>>> +        env->xstate_bv |= XSTATE_SSE;
>>> +    }
>>> +    if (env->features[FEAT_7_0_EBX] & CPUID_7_0_EBX_MPX) {
>>> +        env->xstate_bv |= XSTATE_BNDREGS | XSTATE_BNDCSR;
>>> +    }
>> xstate_bv != xcr0 if the kernel is using XSAVEOPT and some of the values
>> were in the initial state.  Legacy state is never optimized, hence the
>> value of env->xstate_bv after reset.  So I think this hunk is wrong,
>> while the other is correct.
> Yes, it's a copy of the field of the same name from the xsave format.
> Have we stopped using tcg entirely when kvm is enabled?

Yes, for about 8 years. :)

> I guess so,
> since I seem to recall an effort to build qemu without tcg support.  So
> any fears about tcg corrupting kvm state would be unfounded, right?
> If so, I can see how this variable aids initial xsave construction as
> well as copying the xsave block during migration.
> It does beg the question of why xstate_bv isn't zero at reset.  Surely
> all of the xmm and fpu registers are in INIT state at this time, and
> that's what the XRSTOR that will consume this block is going to care about.

That's a bug.  I was somehow convinced that XSAVEOPT never optimized the
FP and SSE state, but that's nonsense.


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