# HG changeset patch
# User Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxx>
# Date 1217334297 -3600
# Node ID 5fbcbee355e23986326a539a936b68cf3b17f0db
# Parent eb10a50752bc81ec0f5d16fc0ef958d20ad6a54b
x86, hvm: Fix issue with user-mode writes to read-only memory.
This patch fixes an issue where a guest could get stuck if a write to
memory marked p2m_ram_ro happened from user mode. It would get
misinterpreted as a user-mode page-table write, and the "dummy write"
emulation necessary to skip over the instruction never got done. In
looking into this, I also discovered that the user-mode page-table
check is done in two places, the second (in emulate_map_dest) of which
can never be reached and is just a waste of cycles. Tim Deegan
requested that rather than completely removing that code, I'd leave it
in for debug-builds with an added warning-print.
Signed-off-by: Trolle Selander <trolle.selander@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
xen/arch/x86/mm/shadow/multi.c | 23 +++++++++++++++++------
1 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
diff -r eb10a50752bc -r 5fbcbee355e2 xen/arch/x86/mm/shadow/multi.c
--- a/xen/arch/x86/mm/shadow/multi.c Tue Jul 29 13:11:29 2008 +0100
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/mm/shadow/multi.c Tue Jul 29 13:24:57 2008 +0100
@@ -3359,7 +3359,7 @@ static int sh_page_fault(struct vcpu *v,
gdprintk(XENLOG_DEBUG, "guest attempted write to read-only memory"
" page. va page=%#lx, mfn=%#lx\n",
va & PAGE_MASK, mfn_x(gmfn));
- goto emulate; /* skip over the instruction */
+ goto emulate_readonly; /* skip over the instruction */
/* In HVM guests, we force CR0.WP always to be set, so that the
@@ -3404,6 +3404,11 @@ static int sh_page_fault(struct vcpu *v,
+ * Write from userspace to ro-mem needs to jump here to avoid getting
+ * caught by user-mode page-table check above.
* We don't need to hold the lock for the whole emulation; we will
* take it again when we write to the pagetables.
@@ -4644,11 +4649,6 @@ static void *emulate_map_dest(struct vcp
unsigned long offset;
void *map = NULL;
- /* We don't emulate user-mode writes to page tables */
- sreg = hvm_get_seg_reg(x86_seg_ss, sh_ctxt);
- if ( sreg->attr.fields.dpl == 3 )
- return MAPPING_UNHANDLEABLE;
sh_ctxt->mfn1 = emulate_gva_to_mfn(v, vaddr, sh_ctxt);
if ( !mfn_valid(sh_ctxt->mfn1) )
return ((mfn_x(sh_ctxt->mfn1) == BAD_GVA_TO_GFN) ?
@@ -4656,6 +4656,17 @@ static void *emulate_map_dest(struct vcp
(mfn_x(sh_ctxt->mfn1) == READONLY_GFN) ?
MAPPING_SILENT_FAIL : MAPPING_UNHANDLEABLE);
+ /* We don't emulate user-mode writes to page tables */
+ sreg = hvm_get_seg_reg(x86_seg_ss, sh_ctxt);
+ if ( sreg->attr.fields.dpl == 3 )
+ gdprintk(XENLOG_DEBUG, "User-mode write to pagetable reached "
+ "emulate_map_dest(). This should never happen!\n");
+ return MAPPING_UNHANDLEABLE;
/* Unaligned writes mean probably this isn't a pagetable */
if ( vaddr & (bytes - 1) )
sh_remove_shadows(v, sh_ctxt->mfn1, 0, 0 /* Slow, can fail */ );
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