[RFC,08/10] kvm, vmx: move register clearing out of assembly path
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Message ID 20190612170834.14855-9-mhillenb@amazon.de
State New
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  • Process-local memory allocations for hiding KVM secrets
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Marius Hillenbrand June 12, 2019, 5:08 p.m. UTC
From: Julian Stecklina <jsteckli@amazon.de>

Split the security related register clearing out of the large inline
assembly VM entry path. This results in two slightly less complicated
inline assembly statements, where it is clearer what each one does.

Signed-off-by: Julian Stecklina <jsteckli@amazon.de>
[rebased to 4.20; note that the purpose of this patch is to make the
changes in the next commit more readable. we will drop this patch when
rebasing to 5.x, since major refactoring of KVM makes it redundant.]
Signed-off-by: Marius Hillenbrand <mhillenb@amazon.de>
Cc: Alexander Graf <graf@amazon.de>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw@amazon.co.uk>
 arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 46 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------
 1 file changed, 29 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
index 16a383635b59..0fe9a4ab8268 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
@@ -11582,24 +11582,7 @@  static void __noclone vmx_vcpu_run(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
 		"mov %%r13, %c[r13](%0) \n\t"
 		"mov %%r14, %c[r14](%0) \n\t"
 		"mov %%r15, %c[r15](%0) \n\t"
-		/*
-		* Clear host registers marked as clobbered to prevent
-		* speculative use.
-		*/
-		"xor %%r8d,  %%r8d \n\t"
-		"xor %%r9d,  %%r9d \n\t"
-		"xor %%r10d, %%r10d \n\t"
-		"xor %%r11d, %%r11d \n\t"
-		"xor %%r12d, %%r12d \n\t"
-		"xor %%r13d, %%r13d \n\t"
-		"xor %%r14d, %%r14d \n\t"
-		"xor %%r15d, %%r15d \n\t"
-		"xor %%eax, %%eax \n\t"
-		"xor %%ebx, %%ebx \n\t"
-		"xor %%esi, %%esi \n\t"
-		"xor %%edi, %%edi \n\t"
 		"pop  %%" _ASM_BP "; pop  %%" _ASM_DX " \n\t"
 		".pushsection .rodata \n\t"
 		".global vmx_return \n\t"
@@ -11636,6 +11619,35 @@  static void __noclone vmx_vcpu_run(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
+	/*
+         * Explicitly clear (in addition to marking them as clobbered) all GPRs
+         * that have not been loaded with host state to prevent speculatively
+         * using the guest's values.
+         */
+	asm volatile (
+		"xor %%eax, %%eax \n\t"
+		"xor %%ebx, %%ebx \n\t"
+		"xor %%esi, %%esi \n\t"
+		"xor %%edi, %%edi \n\t"
+#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
+		"xor %%r8d,  %%r8d \n\t"
+		"xor %%r9d,  %%r9d \n\t"
+		"xor %%r10d, %%r10d \n\t"
+		"xor %%r11d, %%r11d \n\t"
+		"xor %%r12d, %%r12d \n\t"
+		"xor %%r13d, %%r13d \n\t"
+		"xor %%r14d, %%r14d \n\t"
+		"xor %%r15d, %%r15d \n\t"
+		::: "cc"
+#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
+		 , "rax", "rbx", "rsi", "rdi"
+		 , "r8", "r9", "r10", "r11", "r12", "r13", "r14", "r15"
+		 , "eax", "ebx", "esi", "edi"
+		);
 	 * We do not use IBRS in the kernel. If this vCPU has used the
 	 * SPEC_CTRL MSR it may have left it on; save the value and