[PATCH v7 09/11] KVM: arm64: guest debug, HW assisted debug support
will.deacon at arm.com
Thu Jul 2 01:48:47 PDT 2015
On Wed, Jul 01, 2015 at 07:29:01PM +0100, Alex Bennée wrote:
> This adds support for userspace to control the HW debug registers for
> guest debug. In the debug ioctl we copy an IMPDEF registers into a new
> register set called host_debug_state.
> We use the recently introduced vcpu parameter debug_ptr to select which
> register set is copied into the real registers when world switch occurs.
> I've made some helper functions from hw_breakpoint.c more widely
> available for re-use.
> As with single step we need to tweak the guest registers to enable the
> exceptions so we need to save and restore those bits.
> Two new capabilities have been added to the KVM_EXTENSION ioctl to allow
> userspace to query the number of hardware break and watch points
> available on the host hardware.
> Signed-off-by: Alex Bennée <alex.bennee at linaro.org>
> Reviewed-by: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.dall at linaro.org>
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/hw_breakpoint.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/hw_breakpoint.c
> index e7d934d..ac07f2a 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/hw_breakpoint.c
> +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/hw_breakpoint.c
> @@ -50,13 +50,13 @@ static int core_num_brps;
> static int core_num_wrps;
> /* Determine number of BRP registers available. */
> -static int get_num_brps(void)
> +int get_num_brps(void)
> return ((read_cpuid(ID_AA64DFR0_EL1) >> 12) & 0xf) + 1;
> /* Determine number of WRP registers available. */
> -static int get_num_wrps(void)
> +int get_num_wrps(void)
> return ((read_cpuid(ID_AA64DFR0_EL1) >> 20) & 0xf) + 1;
Sorry, just noticed this, but we already have a public interface for
figuring these numbers out as required by perf. Can't you use
hw_breakpoint_slots(...) instead of exposing these internal helpers?
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