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From: Shameerali Kolothum Thodi <shameerali.kolothum.thodi@huawei.com>
To: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
Cc: "linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	"kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu" <kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu>,
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	"maz@kernel.org" <maz@kernel.org>,
	"catalin.marinas@arm.com" <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	"james.morse@arm.com" <james.morse@arm.com>,
	"julien.thierry.kdev@gmail.com" <julien.thierry.kdev@gmail.com>,
	"suzuki.poulose@arm.com" <suzuki.poulose@arm.com>,
	"jean-philippe@linaro.org" <jean-philippe@linaro.org>,
	"Alexandru.Elisei@arm.com" <Alexandru.Elisei@arm.com>,
	Linuxarm <linuxarm@huawei.com>
Subject: RE: [PATCH v2 1/3] arch/arm64: Introduce a capability to tell whether 16-bit VMID is available
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 06:24:13 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <027c314e664c4d4889917e95a2aa58c1@huawei.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210721152316.GB11003@willie-the-truck>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Will Deacon [mailto:will@kernel.org]
> Sent: 21 July 2021 16:23
> To: Shameerali Kolothum Thodi <shameerali.kolothum.thodi@huawei.com>
> Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org; kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu;
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; maz@kernel.org; catalin.marinas@arm.com;
> james.morse@arm.com; julien.thierry.kdev@gmail.com;
> suzuki.poulose@arm.com; jean-philippe@linaro.org;
> Alexandru.Elisei@arm.com; Linuxarm <linuxarm@huawei.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/3] arch/arm64: Introduce a capability to tell whether
> 16-bit VMID is available
> 
> On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 04:56:04PM +0100, Shameer Kolothum wrote:
> > From: Julien Grall <julien.grall@arm.com>
> >
> > At the moment, the function kvm_get_vmid_bits() is looking up for the
> > sanitized value of ID_AA64MMFR1_EL1 and extract the information
> > regarding the number of VMID bits supported.
> >
> > This is fine as the function is mainly used during VMID roll-over. New
> > use in a follow-up patch will require the function to be called a every
> > context switch so we want the function to be more efficient.
> >
> > A new capability is introduced to tell whether 16-bit VMID is
> > available.
> 
> I don't really buy this rationale. The VMID allocator introduced later on
> caches this value in the static 'vmid_bits' variable, and that gets used
> on vCPU enter via vmid_gen_match() in the kvm_arm_update_vmid() fastpath.
> 
> So I would prefer that we just expose an accessor for that than introduce
> a static key and new cpufeature just for kvm_get_vttbr().

Ok. Will change it to an accessor.

Thanks,
Shameer

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-22  6:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-16 15:56 [PATCH v2 0/3] kvm/arm: New VMID allocator based on asid Shameer Kolothum
2021-06-16 15:56 ` [PATCH v2 1/3] arch/arm64: Introduce a capability to tell whether 16-bit VMID is available Shameer Kolothum
2021-07-21 15:23   ` Will Deacon
2021-07-22  6:24     ` Shameerali Kolothum Thodi [this message]
2021-06-16 15:56 ` [PATCH v2 2/3] kvm/arm: Introduce a new vmid allocator for KVM Shameer Kolothum
2021-07-21 16:06   ` Will Deacon
2021-07-22  6:34     ` Shameerali Kolothum Thodi
2021-06-16 15:56 ` [PATCH v2 3/3] kvm/arm: Align the VMID allocation with the arm64 ASID one Shameer Kolothum
2021-07-21 16:31   ` Will Deacon
2021-07-22  6:45     ` Shameerali Kolothum Thodi
2021-07-22  9:11       ` Quentin Perret
2021-07-22 19:33         ` Marco Elver
2021-07-22  9:50       ` Will Deacon
2021-07-22 15:22         ` Vladimir Murzin
2021-07-22 15:38           ` Will Deacon
2021-07-23 15:49             ` Vladimir Murzin
2021-07-13  7:07 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] kvm/arm: New VMID allocator based on asid Shameerali Kolothum Thodi

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