[PATCH v5 00/19] KVM GICv3 emulation

Christoffer Dall christoffer.dall at linaro.org
Sat Dec 13 05:53:51 PST 2014

Hi Andre,

On Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 12:37:35PM +0000, Andre Przywara wrote:
> This is version 5 of the GICv3 guest emulation series (not for 3.19).
> As the changes this time were much smaller, I updated to tree to
> 3.18.0, as it includes some bug fixes in the VGIC.
> I addressed the remaining comments from Christoffer and Eric, thanks
> for the review! The changes this times were much smaller, most of them
> cosmetic or rewordings of commit messages and comments.
> I updated the kvm-gicv3/v4 branch in my repo[1] to carry all the delta
> patches. Those patches are just for reference to see what has changed
> between v4 and v5. For review and all other purposes please use the
> v5 branch.
> For a changelog summary see below, also each patch carries a changelog
> now.
> Only patches 05, 08, 12, 15, 17, 18 and 19 have been changed compared
> to v4. I dropped Christoffer's Reviewed-by: tag from 05/19 because of
> the newly added function, but added the respective tags to the other
> commit messages.
> I quickly tested this version with a GICv3 capable fast model in all
> endianness modes (LE guest on LE host, BE on LE, LE on BE, BE on BE).
> Both a GICv2 and a GICv3 guest were booted in all four combinations.
So this is overall looking like it's getting ready to be merged for

However, here are the things we need resolved before putting it into

1. You need to address the few remaining comments I had on this version.

2. You must rebase on the vgic_init series and the vcpu_nit series.
   Both are in kvmarm/queue, so I suggest you rebase on that or wait
   until both of those series hit kvm/next (later next week).  You also
   need to base this on Eric's VGIC init ioctl series
   but with dropping patch 3.  As soon as Marc has taken a look at that
   series, I will merge it onto queue as well.
   This is likely going to be a pain (sorry about that) since the whole
   init/init_maps sequence has changed.

3. Get rid of any on-demand calls to vgic_init() for GICv3.  For GICv3,
   the only valid call to vgic_init() should be from the new device
   control ioctl, and all other paths that rely on vgic_init() must

4. Resubmit a new (and hopefully final) version of the series soon after
   the merge window closes.

Then we'll queue this in kvmarm/next early so that we have time to test
it and expose it to a wider audience.


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