Planning the merge of KVM/arm64

Marc Zyngier marc.zyngier at
Tue Jun 4 09:19:22 EDT 2013

On 04/06/13 14:13, Anup Patel wrote:

Hi Anup,

> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 5:59 PM, Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier at> wrote:
>> Guys,
>> The KVM/arm64 code is now, as it seems, in good enough shape to be
>> merged. I've so far addressed all the comments, and it doesn't seem any
>> worse then what is queued for its 32bit counterpart.
>> For reference, it is sitting there:
>> git://
>> kvm-arm64/kvm
>> What is not defined yet is the merge path:
>> - It is touching some of the arm64 core code, so it would be better if
>> it was merged through the arm64 tree
>> - It is depending on some of the patches in the core KVM queue (the
>> vgic/timer move to virt/kvm/arm/)
>> - It is also depending on some of the patches that are in the KVM/ARM
>> queue (parametrized timer interrupt, some MMU/MMIO fixes)
>> So I can see two possibilities:
>> - Either I can rely on a stable branch from both KVM and KVM/ARM trees
>> on which I can base my tree for Catalin/Will to pull,
>> - Or I ask Catalin to only pull the arm64 part *minus the Kconfig*, and
>> only merge this last bit when the dependencies are satisfied in Linus' tree.
>> What do you guys think?
> I had quick look at your kvm-arm64/kvm branch. I agree with the approach
> of going through arm64 tree.
> FYI, latest tested branch on APM ARMv8 board is kvm-arm64/kvm-3.10-rc3
> branch.

This is the exact same code, just a slightly different patch split to
implement the separate Kconfig option.

Thanks for testing,

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