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    KVM: VMX: update vcpu posted-interrupt descriptor when assigning device · a2486020
    Marcelo Tosatti authored
    For VMX, when a vcpu enters HLT emulation, pi_post_block will:
    1) Add vcpu to per-cpu list of blocked vcpus.
    2) Program the posted-interrupt descriptor "notification vector"
    With interrupt remapping, an interrupt will set the PIR bit for the
    vector programmed for the device on the CPU, test-and-set the
    ON bit on the posted interrupt descriptor, and if the ON bit is clear
    generate an interrupt for the notification vector.
    This way, the target CPU wakes upon a device interrupt and wakes up
    the target vcpu.
    Problem is that pi_post_block only programs the notification vector
    if kvm_arch_has_assigned_device() is true. Its possible for the
    following to happen:
    1) vcpu V HLTs on pcpu P, kvm_arch_has_assigned_device is false,
    notification vector is not programmed
    2) device is assigned to VM
    3) device interrupts vcpu V, sets ON bit
    (notification vector not programmed, so pcpu P remains in idle)
    4) vcpu 0 IPIs vcpu V (in guest), but since pi descriptor ON bit is set,
    kvm_vcpu_kick is skipped
    5) vcpu 0 busy spins on vcpu V's response for several seconds, until
    RCU watchdog NMIs all vCPUs.
    To fix this, use the start_assignment kvm_x86_ops callback to kick
    vcpus out of the halt loop, so the notification vector is
    properly reprogrammed to the wakeup vector.
    Reported-by: default avatarPei Zhang <pezhang@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarMarcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
    Message-Id: <20210526172014.GA29007@fuller.cnet>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarPaolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>