[3/3] KVM: MMU: document smap_andnot_wp
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Message ID 1430986817-6260-4-git-send-email-guangrong.xiao@linux.intel.com
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Xiao Guangrong May 7, 2015, 8:20 a.m. UTC
Document this new role field

Signed-off-by: Xiao Guangrong <guangrong.xiao@linux.intel.com>
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 Documentation/virtual/kvm/mmu.txt | 18 ++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/mmu.txt b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/mmu.txt
index 53838d9..c59bd9b 100644
--- a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/mmu.txt
+++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/mmu.txt
@@ -169,6 +169,10 @@  Shadow pages contain the following information:
     Contains the value of cr4.smep && !cr0.wp for which the page is valid
     (pages for which this is true are different from other pages; see the
     treatment of cr0.wp=0 below).
+  role.smap_andnot_wp:
+    Contains the value of cr4.smap && !cr0.wp for which the page is valid
+    (pages for which this is true are different from other pages; see the
+    treatment of cr0.wp=0 below).
   gfn:
     Either the guest page table containing the translations shadowed by this
     page, or the base page frame for linear translations.  See role.direct.
@@ -344,10 +348,16 @@  on fault type:
 
 (user write faults generate a #PF)
 
-In the first case there is an additional complication if CR4.SMEP is
-enabled: since we've turned the page into a kernel page, the kernel may now
-execute it.  We handle this by also setting spte.nx.  If we get a user
-fetch or read fault, we'll change spte.u=1 and spte.nx=gpte.nx back.
+In the first case there are two additional complications:
+- if CR4.SMEP is enabled: since we've turned the page into a kernel page,
+  the kernel may now execute it.  We handle this by also setting spte.nx.
+  If we get a user fetch or read fault, we'll change spte.u=1 and
+  spte.nx=gpte.nx back.
+- if CR4.SMAP is disabled: since the page has been changed to a kernel
+  page, it can not be reused when CR4.SMAP is enabled. We set
+  CR4.SMAP && !CR0.WP into shadow page's role to avoid this case. Note,
+  here we do not care the case that CR4.SMAP is enabled since KVM will
+  directly inject #PF to guest due to failed permission check.
 
 To prevent an spte that was converted into a kernel page with cr0.wp=0
 from being written by the kernel after cr0.wp has changed to 1, we make