[PATCH v7 00/17] KVM: arm64: GICv3 ITS emulation
drjones at redhat.com
Thu Jun 30 04:40:32 PDT 2016
On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 11:09:30AM +0100, Andre Przywara wrote:
> On 29/06/16 05:43, Bharat Bhushan wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: kvmarm-bounces at lists.cs.columbia.edu [mailto:kvmarm-
> >> bounces at lists.cs.columbia.edu] On Behalf Of Andre Przywara
> >> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:02 PM
> >> To: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier at arm.com>; Christoffer Dall
> >> <christoffer.dall at linaro.org>; Eric Auger <eric.auger at redhat.com>
> >> Cc: linux-arm-kernel at lists.infradead.org; kvmarm at lists.cs.columbia.edu;
> >> kvm at vger.kernel.org
> >> Subject: [PATCH v7 00/17] KVM: arm64: GICv3 ITS emulation
> >> Hi,
> >> another try on the KVM ITS emulation support.
> >> It allows those KVM guests that use an emulated GICv3 to use LPIs as well,
> >> though in the moment this is limited to emulated PCI devices.
> >> This is based on kvm-arm-for-v4.7-rc2 and relies on the new VGIC
> >> implementation.
> >> Compared to the last drop there have been some changes to the code:
> >> The reference counting has been rewritten to use the kref infrastructure.
> >> This has some implications on the rest of the code, for instance the locking
> >> for the LPI list got changed. There is no RCU usage anymore, instead the LPI
> >> list is now protected by a spinlock. To overcome the problem where we need
> >> to access guest memory while holding the lock, we create a snapshot of the
> >> LPI list, so we can iterate over LPIs with the lock dropped.
> >> Also the base register sanitisation has been reworked completely, which
> >> includes some changes to the arm-gic-v3.h header file (as a separate patch
> >> 07/17). I hope I covered all the subtleties of those bits.
> >> Also the MMIO framework saw some changes, we now tag the different GIC
> >> regions explicitly and are able to call the different handlers explicitly.
> >> Also Patch 05/17 extends the kvm-io-bus framework with a small function to
> >> get the kvm_io_device structure for a given MMIO address. This allows us to
> >> keep the knowledge of all the ITSes in this framework, but still get the
> >> respective ITS pointer easily without reverting to "fake" MMIO accesses.
> >> Also all the smaller review comments have been addressed.
> >> You can find all of this code (and the prerequisites) in the
> >> its-emul/v7 branch of my repository .
> >> This has been briefly tested on the model and on GICv3 hardware.
> >> If you have GICv3 capable hardware, please test it on your setup.
> > We have GICv3 capable hardware and we can test these on that.
> > How you are testing these changes? QEMU side changes are also required, can you share those changes?
> I don't have any QEMU patches, that is on Linaro's plate, as far as I
I think Eric Auger is looking at this. He's planning on doing a respin
of Pavel Fedin's series[*]
> can tell. I don't know what the status is there. For real patches we
> would need to agree on the userland interface, I guess.
> However hacking something in QEMU shouldn't be too hard, you basically
> have to inject the ITS DT node and reserve some space in the memory map.
> Then tell QEMU to use KVM_SIGNAL_MSI to trigger IRQs.
> You can look at the kvmtool patches to get an idea on what to cover.
> Further below I gave some hints on testing this series with kvmtool.
> >> For the time being this series gives us the ability to use emulated PCI devices
> >> that can use MSIs in the guest. Those have to be triggered by letting the
> >> userland device emulation simulate the MSI write with the
> >> KVM_SIGNAL_MSI ioctl. This will be translated into the proper LPI by the ITS
> >> emulation and injected into the guest in the usual way (just with a higher IRQ
> >> number).
> >> This series is based on kvm-arm-for-v4.7-rc2 and can be found at the
> >> its-emul/v7 branch of this repository .
> >> For this to be used you need a GICv3 host machine (a fast model would do),
> >> though it does not rely on any host ITS bits (neither in hardware or software).
> >> To test this you can use the kvmtool patches available in the "its-v6"
> >> branch here .
> >> Start a guest with: "$ lkvm run --irqchip=gicv3-its --force-pci"
> >> and see the ITS being used for instance by the virtio devices.
> ^^^^ here you go.
> >> : git://linux-arm.org/linux-ap.git
> >> http://www.linux-arm.org/git?p=linux-ap.git;a=log;h=refs/heads/its-
> >> emul/v7
> >> : git://linux-arm.org/kvmtool.git
> >> http://www.linux-arm.org/git?p=kvmtool.git;a=log;h=refs/heads/its-v6
> >> :
> >> http://arminfo.emea.arm.com/help/topic/com.arm.doc.ihi0069a/IHI0069A_g
> >> ic_architecture_specification.pdf
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