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From: Auger Eric <>
To: Marc Zyngier <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 00/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Allow multiple GICv3 redistributor regions
Date: Sun, 20 May 2018 23:28:01 +0200	[thread overview]
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Hi Marc,

On 05/20/2018 03:43 PM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> On Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:48:26 +0200
> Eric Auger <> wrote:
>> At the moment the KVM VGICv3 only supports a single redistributor
>> region (whose base address is set through the GICv3 kvm device
>> all the redistributors are laid out contiguously. The size of this
>> single redistributor region is not set explicitly but instead
>> induced at a late stage by the number of online vcpus.
>> The GIC specification does not mandate all redistributors to be
>> contiguous. Moreover DT and ACPI were specified so that multiple
>> redistributors regions can be defined.
>> The current interface brings a limitation on QEMU where ARM
>> virt machine available GPA holes only allowed to assign a
>> redistributor region fitting a max of 123 vcpus. Overcoming this
>> limitation would force either to create a new machine or relocate
>> the single rdist region or allow the allocation of multiple rdist
>> regions.
>> This series enables this last alternative. A new GICv3 KVM device
>> to register individual redistributor regions whose size is defined
>> explicitly. Those rdist regions then are filled by vcpu rdist frames
>> according to the need. The vgic init and related base address checks
>> are impacted.
> I've taken this series for a test run, and noticed that it breaks
> kvmtool:
> <quote>
> maz@sy-borg:~$ ./kvmtool/lkvm run -c 1 -k Image --irqchip=gicv3
>   # lkvm run -k Image -m 256 -c 1 --name guest-4929
>   Info: Loaded kernel to 0x80080000 (20126208 bytes)
>   Info: Placing fdt at 0x8fe00000 - 0x8fffffff
>   Info: virtio-mmio.devices=0x200@0x10000:36
>   Info: virtio-mmio.devices=0x200@0x10200:37
>   Info: virtio-mmio.devices=0x200@0x10400:38
> KVM_RUN failed: No such device or address
> </quote>
> Backing out the series results in a working setup.
> I presume that the changes in the init has resulted in a stricter
> initialization order that matches the QEMU flow, but that kvmtool
> doesn't follow.
> Could you please have a look at this? I'd like to have it in for 4.18,
> just without regressions... ;-)

Understood. Just sent a v7, tested with lkvm this time. It fixes the
issue for me. Also tested with qemu using the legacy RDIST and new
multiple RDIST API. I Took the risk to remove kvm_vgic_vcpu_early_init()
as it looks weird to me this gets called after the kvm_vgic_vcpu_init. I
was not able to figure out the rationale behind having this separate
init function. Hope I did not miss another use case.


> Thanks,
> 	M.

      reply	other threads:[~2018-05-20 21:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-30 11:48 Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 01/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Set dist->spis to NULL after kfree Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 02/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Document KVM_VGIC_V3_ADDR_TYPE_REDIST_REGION Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 03/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Replace the single rdist region by a list Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 04/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Helper to locate free rdist index Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 05/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Revisit Redistributor TYPER last bit computation Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 06/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Adapt vgic_v3_check_base to multiple rdist regions Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 07/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Helper to register a new redistributor region Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 08/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Check vcpu redist base before registering an iodev Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 09/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Check all vcpu redistributors are set on map_resources Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 10/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Add KVM_VGIC_V3_ADDR_TYPE_REDIST_REGION Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 11/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Implement KVM_VGIC_V3_ADDR_TYPE_REDIST_REGION Eric Auger
2018-04-30 11:48 ` [PATCH v6 12/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Bump VGIC_V3_MAX_CPUS to 512 Eric Auger
2018-05-20 13:43 ` [PATCH v6 00/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Allow multiple GICv3 redistributor regions Marc Zyngier
2018-05-20 21:28   ` Auger Eric [this message]

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