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From: Maran Wilson <maran.wilson@oracle.com>
To: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>,
	pbonzini@redhat.com, jgross@suse.com, roger.pau@citrix.com,
	andrew.cooper3@citrix.com, hch@infradead.org, JBeulich@suse.com,
	x86@kernel.org, xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, kvm@vger.kernel.org
Cc: tglx@linutronix.de, mingo@redhat.com, hpa@zytor.com,
	rkrcmar@redhat.com, jpoimboe@redhat.com, bp@suse.de,
	kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com, thomas.lendacky@amd.com,
	luto@kernel.org, dave.hansen@linux.intel.com,
	davem@davemloft.net, gregkh@linuxfoundation.org,
	mchehab@kernel.org, linus.walleij@linaro.org,
	rdunlap@infradead.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v4 4/7] xen/pvh: Move Xen specific PVH VM initialization out of common code
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2018 09:43:49 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2876cbf2-e26a-d6dd-064a-32cf93a9e7ab@oracle.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <d9b1e5ef-af73-d2cb-0f3d-f41cdc8f35cd@oracle.com>

On 3/1/2018 8:05 AM, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
> On 02/28/2018 01:28 PM, Maran Wilson wrote:
>> We need to refactor PVH entry code so that support for other hypervisors
>> like Qemu/KVM can be added more easily.
>>
>> This patch moves the small block of code used for initializing Xen PVH
>> virtual machines into the Xen specific file. This initialization is not
>> going to be needed for Qemu/KVM guests. Moving it out of the common file
>> is going to allow us to compile kernels in the future without CONFIG_XEN
>> that are still capable of being booted as a Qemu/KVM guest via the PVH
>> entry point.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Maran Wilson <maran.wilson@oracle.com>
>> ---
>>   arch/x86/pvh.c               | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++--------
>>   arch/x86/xen/enlighten_pvh.c | 18 +++++++++++++++++-
>>   2 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/pvh.c b/arch/x86/pvh.c
>> index b56cb5e7d6ac..2d7a7f4958cb 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/pvh.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/pvh.c
>> @@ -72,26 +72,38 @@ static void __init init_pvh_bootparams(void)
>>   	pvh_bootparams.hdr.type_of_loader = (9 << 4) | 0; /* Xen loader */
>>   }
>>   
>> +/*
>> + * If we are trying to boot a Xen PVH guest, it is expected that the kernel
>> + * will have been configured to provide the required override for this routine.
>> + */
>> +void __init __weak xen_pvh_init(void)
>> +{
>> +	xen_raw_printk("Error: Missing xen PVH initialization\n");
> I think this should be printk (or, more precisely, this should not be
> xen_raw_printk()): we are here because we are *not* a Xen guest and so
> Xen-specific printk will not work. (and the same is true for the next
> patch where weak mem_map_via_hcall() is added).

Actually I left that xen_raw_printk() statement in on purpose. It's also 
possible that some future developer accidentally drops or hides the 
strong version of the routine even when CONFIG_XEN (and CONFIG_HVC_XEN) 
is enabled. In that situation, this error message might prove helpful in 
quickly identifying the problem when he or she attempts to boot a Xen guest.

And in situations where CONFIG_XEN is disabled or someone is booting a 
non xen guest, the statement simply becomes a nop, so no harm is done. 
And also, I believe this code is far too early for normal printk() 
statements to work so switching to that won't buy us anything.

Thanks,
-Maran

> -boris
>
>
>> +	BUG();
>> +}
>>

  reply	other threads:[~2018-03-01 17:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-28 18:27 [RFC PATCH v4 0/7] KVM: x86: Allow Qemu/KVM to use PVH entry point Maran Wilson
2018-02-28 18:27 ` [RFC PATCH v4 1/7] xen/pvh: Split CONFIG_XEN_PVH into CONFIG_PVH and CONFIG_XEN_PVH Maran Wilson
2018-02-28 21:07   ` [Xen-devel] " Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2018-03-01  5:43     ` Juergen Gross
2018-03-01  7:19   ` Juergen Gross
2018-03-01 15:02   ` Boris Ostrovsky
2018-03-01 15:17     ` Paolo Bonzini
2018-03-01 17:24       ` Maran Wilson
2018-02-28 18:27 ` [RFC PATCH v4 2/7] xen/pvh: Move PVH entry code out of Xen specific tree Maran Wilson
2018-02-28 21:08   ` [Xen-devel] " Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2018-02-28 21:35     ` Paolo Bonzini
2018-03-01  6:11       ` Juergen Gross
2018-03-01  8:46         ` Paolo Bonzini
2018-03-01 16:15           ` Boris Ostrovsky
2018-03-01 17:22       ` Maran Wilson
2018-02-28 18:27 ` [RFC PATCH v4 3/7] xen/pvh: Create a new file for Xen specific PVH code Maran Wilson
2018-02-28 21:09   ` [Xen-devel] " Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2018-02-28 18:28 ` [RFC PATCH v4 4/7] xen/pvh: Move Xen specific PVH VM initialization out of common code Maran Wilson
2018-02-28 21:10   ` [Xen-devel] " Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2018-03-01  7:20   ` Juergen Gross
2018-03-01 16:05   ` Boris Ostrovsky
2018-03-01 17:43     ` Maran Wilson [this message]
2018-02-28 18:28 ` [RFC PATCH v4 5/7] xen/pvh: Move Xen code for getting mem map via hcall out of common file Maran Wilson
2018-03-01  7:21   ` Juergen Gross
2018-02-28 18:28 ` [RFC PATCH v4 6/7] xen/pvh: Add memory map pointer to hvm_start_info struct Maran Wilson
2018-03-01  7:29   ` Juergen Gross
2018-03-01  7:41     ` Jan Beulich
2018-03-01 17:19       ` Maran Wilson
2018-03-01 15:23   ` [Xen-devel] " Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2018-02-28 18:28 ` [RFC PATCH v4 7/7] KVM: x86: Allow Qemu/KVM to use PVH entry point Maran Wilson
2018-03-01  7:31   ` Juergen Gross
2018-02-28 21:39 ` [RFC PATCH v4 0/7] " Paolo Bonzini
2018-03-20 19:16 ` [PATCH v5 " Maran Wilson
2018-03-20 19:18   ` [PATCH v5 1/7] xen/pvh: Split CONFIG_XEN_PVH into CONFIG_PVH and CONFIG_XEN_PVH Maran Wilson
2018-03-20 19:23     ` Randy Dunlap
2018-03-20 20:55       ` Maran Wilson
2018-03-20 19:18   ` [PATCH v5 2/7] xen/pvh: Move PVH entry code out of Xen specific tree Maran Wilson
2018-03-20 19:19   ` [PATCH v5 3/7] xen/pvh: Create a new file for Xen specific PVH code Maran Wilson
2018-03-20 19:19   ` [PATCH v5 4/7] xen/pvh: Move Xen specific PVH VM initialization out of common file Maran Wilson
2018-03-20 19:19   ` [PATCH v5 5/7] xen/pvh: Move Xen code for getting mem map via hcall " Maran Wilson
2018-03-20 19:20   ` [PATCH v5 6/7] xen/pvh: Add memory map pointer to hvm_start_info struct Maran Wilson
2018-03-20 19:21   ` [PATCH v5 7/7] KVM: x86: Allow Qemu/KVM to use PVH entry point Maran Wilson

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