[PATCH v5 19/19] arm/arm64: KVM: allow userland to request a virtual GICv3
christoffer.dall at linaro.org
Mon Dec 15 05:02:27 PST 2014
On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 11:50:44AM +0000, Andre Przywara wrote:
> Hi Christoffer,
> On 13/12/14 13:45, Christoffer Dall wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 12:37:54PM +0000, Andre Przywara wrote:
> >> With all of the GICv3 code in place now we allow userland to ask the
> >> kernel for using a virtual GICv3 in the guest.
> >> Also we provide the necessary support for guests setting the memory
> >> addresses for the virtual distributor and redistributors.
> >> This requires some userland code to make use of that feature and
> >> explicitly ask for a virtual GICv3.
> >> Signed-off-by: Andre Przywara <andre.przywara at arm.com>
> >> ---
> >> Changelog v4...v5:
> >> - improving documentation text
> >> Changelog v3...v4:
> >> - refine commit message
> >> - add documentation of new GICv3 KVM device
> >> Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/arm-vgic.txt | 22 ++++++++++--
> >> arch/arm64/include/uapi/asm/kvm.h | 7 ++++
> >> include/kvm/arm_vgic.h | 4 +--
> >> virt/kvm/arm/vgic-v3-emul.c | 3 ++
> >> virt/kvm/arm/vgic.c | 46 +++++++++++++++++-------
> >> 5 files changed, 65 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> >> diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/arm-vgic.txt b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/arm-vgic.txt
> >> index df8b0c7..563463e 100644
> >> --- a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/arm-vgic.txt
> >> +++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/arm-vgic.txt
> >> @@ -3,22 +3,38 @@ ARM Virtual Generic Interrupt Controller (VGIC)
> >> Device types supported:
> >> KVM_DEV_TYPE_ARM_VGIC_V2 ARM Generic Interrupt Controller v2.0
> >> + KVM_DEV_TYPE_ARM_VGIC_V3 ARM Generic Interrupt Controller v3.0
> >> Only one VGIC instance may be instantiated through either this API or the
> >> legacy KVM_CREATE_IRQCHIP api. The created VGIC will act as the VM interrupt
> >> controller, requiring emulated user-space devices to inject interrupts to the
> >> VGIC instead of directly to CPUs.
> >> +Creating a guest GICv3 device requires a host GICv3 as well.
> >> +GICv3 implementations with hardware compatibility support allow a guest GICv2
> >> +as well.
> >> +
> >> Groups:
> >> KVM_DEV_ARM_VGIC_GRP_ADDR
> >> Attributes:
> >> KVM_VGIC_V2_ADDR_TYPE_DIST (rw, 64-bit)
> >> Base address in the guest physical address space of the GIC distributor
> >> - register mappings.
> >> + register mappings. Only valid for KVM_DEV_TYPE_ARM_VGIC_V2.
> >> KVM_VGIC_V2_ADDR_TYPE_CPU (rw, 64-bit)
> >> Base address in the guest physical address space of the GIC virtual cpu
> >> - interface register mappings.
> >> + interface register mappings. Only valid for KVM_DEV_TYPE_ARM_VGIC_V2.
> >> +
> >> + KVM_VGIC_V3_ADDR_TYPE_DIST (rw, 64-bit)
> >> + Base address in the guest physical address space of the GICv3 distributor
> >> + register mappings. Only valid for KVM_DEV_TYPE_ARM_VGIC_V3.
> >> +
> > Are there no alignment restrictions to worry about that we should
> > document here?
> I think so, but that is not GICv3 specific, but applies to the VGICv2
> also, right? So shall I add a sentence like
> "The base address needs to be aligned to a 64 KB page boundary."
> for GICv3 and
> "The base address needs to be aligned to a 4 KB page boundary."
> for GICv2?
> Shouldn't the 64K alignment actually apply for GICv2 on AArch64 also?
> That would avoid some trouble in the future, wouldn't it?
> Also I think we need to actually check for the 64K alignment for GICv3
> (we only check for 4K atm).
Yeah, I think we should clarify this and check that the code does what
Note that the CPU interface needs to be aligned according the same
offset as the hardware puts that GICV if not on page boundaries etc.
Marc had a patch to also inform userspace about this, which may be
better suited for a follow-up later on, but I feel like the distributor
allocation stuff should be a simple thing to check and get right for
at least GICv3 now, and if we also introduce some safety for GICv2 at
the same time, even better.
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