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Re: NetBSD 9.0 RC1 amd64 not working on VirtualBox 6.1.0
On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 06:47:50 +0100, Bodie wrote:
> On 11.12.2019 23:32, Valery Ushakov wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 23:15:38 +0100, Bodie wrote:
> > > FYI https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/19146
> > >
> > > Not possible to boot installer of NetBSD 9.0RC1. cc me as I am not
> > > subscribed to list.
> > CPUID values are ... = guest (host):
> > IBRS_IBPB - IA32_SPEC_CTRL.IBRS and IA32_PRED_CMD.IBPB = 0 (1)
> > STIBP - Supports IA32_SPEC_CTRL.STIBP = 0 (1)
> > SSBD - Supports IA32_SPEC_CTRL.SSBD = 0 (1)
> > so the NetBSD guest is told the cpu doesn't support IA32_SPEC_CTRL
> > (0x48),
> > but still the guest tries to read it:
> NetBSD 8.1 STABLE amd64 on same configuration with same values boots
> just fine and works.
Right, b/c NetBSD 8 doesn't read that nonexistent MSR.
> > 00:00:11.518912 IEM: rdmsr(0x48) -> #GP(0)
> > 00:00:11.518920 Changing the VM state from 'RUNNING' to
> > 'GURU_MEDITATION'
00:00:11.520158 CPUM0: 0008:ffffffff8022714b 0f 32 rdmsr
This is mitigation_v2_apply_cpu(), V2_MITIGATION_INTEL_ENHANCED_IBRS
case it seems, so either the kernel misdetects the mitigation variant
to use, or vbox doesnt' scrub host capabilities enough. Someone with
the clue should look at the VBox.log (it has the cpuinfo dump).
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