[PATCH] kvm: pass the virtual SEI syndrome to guest OS
marc.zyngier at arm.com
Wed Mar 22 04:15:15 PDT 2017
On 21/03/17 22:10, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 21 March 2017 at 19:39, Christoffer Dall <cdall at linaro.org> wrote:
>> My confusion here comes from not thinking about QEMU or KVM as firmware,
>> but as the machine, so it would be sort of like the functionality is
>> baked into hardware rather than firmware.
> There is precedent for that kind of thing -- we implement PSCI
> in KVM/QEMU for the guest, though in real hardware it would be
> provided by firmware at EL3.
[probably vastly off topic]
In retrospect, I now believe this was a rather big mistake to implement
PSCI in KVM.
Eventually, we want to be able to handle the full spectrum of the SMCCC
and forward things to an actual TEE if available. There is no real
reason why PSCI shouldn't be handled in userspace the same way (and we
already offload reset and halt to QEMU).
Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...
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