VMX exit reason=33 and general userboot.so questions

Peter Grehan grehan at freebsd.org
Wed Feb 21 16:59:56 UTC 2018

Hi Fabian,

 >        exit_reason     33

  From the Intel SDM, vol 3B Appendix C, this error is "VM-entry failure 
due to invalid guest state".

  These errors can be difficult to debug given the large amount of guest 
state involved :(

  However, looking at the state from your dump:

 > tr desc[0]      0x0000000000000000/0x00000000/0x00000000

  I believe you will have to set this. Here's the comment and relevant 
code fragment from grub2-bhyve 

    * XXX TR is pointing to null selector even though we set the
    * TSS segment to be usable with a base address and limit of 0.
    * Has to be 8b or vmenter will fail
   desc_access = 0x0000008b;
   assert(vm_set_desc(bhyve_ctx, 0, VM_REG_GUEST_TR, 0x1000, 0x67,
                      desc_access) == 0);

  grub2-bhyve has been able to load/boot multiboot images, so I suspect 
the register settings in grub_emu_bhyve_boot32() are a good place to 
start from.



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