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[Xen-devel] [PATCH] [SVM]: Make 32bit legacy guests boot again

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Subject: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] [SVM]: Make 32bit legacy guests boot again
From: Christoph Egger <Christoph.Egger@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 17:19:55 +0200
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Attached patch fixes a bug introduced in c/s 19648.

32bit legacy guests have the sysenter/sysexit instructions available.
Therefore, we have to disable intercepts for the sysenter MSRs or the
guest stucks in an infinite loop of #GPs, otherwise.

For guests in 64bit mode and 32bit compat mode, sysenter/sysexit instructions
aren't available. The sysenter MSRs have to be intercepted to make the
instruction emulation working.

Attach patch first assumes the guest is in 32bit legacy mode and therefore
disables the sysenter MSRs in construct_vmcb().
Access to the MSR_EFER is intercepted. When the guest enables longmode,
then enable interception of the sysenter MSRs.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Egger <Christoph.Egger@xxxxxxx>

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