[PATCH] arm64: KVM: export current vcpu->pause state via pseudo regs
christoffer.dall at linaro.org
Mon Aug 4 05:13:17 PDT 2014
On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 10:11:52AM +0100, Alex Bennée wrote:
> Christoffer Dall writes:
> > On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 04:14:51PM +0100, Alex Bennée wrote:
> >> Christoffer Dall writes:
> >> > On Wed, Jul 09, 2014 at 02:55:12PM +0100, Alex Bennée wrote:
> >> >> To cleanly restore an SMP VM we need to ensure that the current pause
> >> >> state of each vcpu is correctly recorded. Things could get confused if
> >> >> the CPU starts running after migration restore completes when it was
> >> >> paused before it state was captured.
> >> >>
> >> <snip>
> >> >> +/* Power state (PSCI), not real registers */
> >> >> +#define KVM_REG_ARM_PSCI (0x0014 << KVM_REG_ARM_COPROC_SHIFT)
> >> >> +#define KVM_REG_ARM_PSCI_REG(n) \
> >> >> + (KVM_REG_ARM64 | KVM_REG_SIZE_U64 | KVM_REG_ARM_PSCI | \
> >> >> + (n & ~KVM_REG_ARM_COPROC_MASK))
> >> >
> >> > I don't understand this mask, why isn't this
> >> > (n & 0xffff))
> >> I was trying to use the existing masks, but of course if anyone changes
> >> that it would be an ABI change so probably not worth it.
> > the KVM_REG_ARM_COPROC_MASK is part of the uapi IIRC, so that's not the
> > issue, but that mask doesn't cover all the upper bits, so it feels weird
> > to use that to me.
> Yeah I missed that. I could do a:
> #define KVM_REG_ARM_COPROC_INDEX_MASK ((1<<KVM_REG_ARM_COPROC_SHIFT)-1)
> and use that. I'm generally try to avoid hardcoded numbers but I could
> be being a little OCD here ;-)
> >> > Can you add the 32-bit counterpart as part of this patch?
> >> Same patch? Sure.
> > really up to you if you want to split it up into two patches, but I
> > think it's small enough that you can just create one patch.
> Given the similarity of this code between arm and arm64 I'm wondering if
> it's worth doing a arch/arm/kvm/guest_common.c or something to reduce
> the amount of copy paste stuff?
We've gotten by without it so far. I fear we end up with a bunch of
complications due to differences in sizeof(unsigned long) etc., but I
may be wrong.
The amount of code that is copied should be trivial boilerplate stuff,
but if you think it's worth unifying, then I'd be happy to review the
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