[PATCH] KVM: arm/arm64: Add VGICv3 save/restore API documentation

Pavel Fedin p.fedin at samsung.com
Thu Oct 8 00:17:09 PDT 2015


> +    The mpidr encoding is based on the affinity information in the
> +    architecture defined MPIDR, and the field is encoded as follows:
> +      | 63 .... 56 | 55 .... 48 | 47 .... 40 | 39 .... 32 |
> +      |    Aff3    |    Aff2    |    Aff1    |    Aff0    |

 One concern about this... Does it already have "We are Bosses, we Decided it, It's not subject to
change, We do not care" status? Actually, current approach with using index instead of Aff bits
works pretty well. It works fine with qemu too, because internally qemu also maintains CPU index,
which it uses for GICv2 accesses.
 Keeping index allows to reuse more code, and provides better backwards compatibility. So could we
do this?

Kind regards,
Pavel Fedin
Expert Engineer
Samsung Electronics Research center Russia

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