[RFC PATCH v1 3/4] KVM: arm64: GICv4.1: Restore VLPI's pending state to physical side

Shenming Lu lushenming at huawei.com
Tue Dec 1 06:40:14 EST 2020

On 2020/12/1 18:55, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 2020-11-30 07:23, Shenming Lu wrote:
> Hi Shenming,
>> We are pondering over this problem these days, but still don't get a
>> good solution...
>> Could you give us some advice on this?
>> Or could we move the restoring of the pending states (include the sync
>> from guest RAM and the transfer to HW) to the GIC VM state change handler,
>> which is completely corresponding to save_pending_tables (more symmetric?)
>> and don't expose GICv4...
> What is "the GIC VM state change handler"? Is that a QEMU thing?

Yeah, it is a a QEMU thing...

> We don't really have that concept in KVM, so I'd appreciate if you could
> be a bit more explicit on this.

My thought is to add a new interface (to QEMU) for the restoring of the pending
states, which is completely corresponding to KVM_DEV_ARM_VGIC_SAVE_PENDING_TABLES...
And it is called from the GIC VM state change handler in QEMU, which is happening
after the restoring (call kvm_vgic_v4_set_forwarding()) but before the starting
(running) of the VFIO device.


> Thanks,
>         M.

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