Hi John,

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 9:38 AM, John Baldwin <j...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:19:14 am Neel Natu wrote:
>> Hi John,
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM, John Baldwin <j...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>> > This patch extends the local APIC emulation a bit by adding the following
>> > things:
>> > - Add an ioctl and a bhyvectl command to trigger local interrupts on a
>> >   local APIC.  The "fixed" and "NMI" delivery modes are enabled.
>> > - Add support for the CMCI LVT entry.
>> > - Add the ability to report local APIC errors and trigger errors for
>> >   invalid vectors when sending IPIs or firing an external interrupt that
>> >   references an invalid IDT vector.
>> > - Silently force all reserved fields in LVT entries to zero when they
>> >   are written (removes the need for clearing those bits when triggering
>> >   an LVT interrupt).
>> > - Add entries to the MP Table and MADT to advertise the typical x86 LINT
>> >   configuration (ExtINT on LINT0 and NMI on LINT1).
>> > - Add a bhyvectl command to inject an NMI on an arbitrary CPU (this latter
>> >   should probably be a separate patch)
>> >
>> > In particular, while bhyectl --inject-nmi can inject an NMI on a single 
>> > vcpu,
>> > the more traditional way of signalling a system-wide error (such as SERR#
>> > or PERR#) is to assert the LINT1 pins on all CPUs.  This can now be done 
>> > via
>> > 'bhyectl --vm=foo --cpu=-1 --assert-lapic-lvt=1' (cpu of -1 is a broadcast
>> > to all CPUs for the LVT ioctl).  The patch is at
>> > people.freebsd.org/~jhb/patches/bhyve_lapic.patch  I'm certainly open to
>> > suggestions on ways to make this be more consistent with the 
>> > style/design/flow
>> > of the existing code.
>> >
>>
>> This looks good.
>>
>> vlapic_fire_lvt() and vlapic_set_error() can call each other
>> recursively if guest has programmed the ERROR_LVT vector incorrectly.
>> This can probably be fixed by passing the LVT index to
>> vlapic_fire_lvt() and treating LVT_ERROR specially.
>
> Oh, cute, and very true.  Another option might be to have set_error set
> a per vlapic flag and avoid posting the interrupt if it detects recursion.
>

Yup, that would work as well.

>> A couple of nits:
>> - Could you add a /* fallthrough */ comment after setting the 'mask'
>> for the LINT_LVT entries in vlapic_set_lvt()?
>
> Sure.
>
>> - Any reason that vlapic_set_error() and vlapic_fire_cmci() are not
>> static to vlapic.c? Do you anticipate calling them from outside this
>> file in the future?
>
> Yes.  I imagine the machine check injection code I plan to work on would
> be in a different file, and it would need to be able to trigger CMCI.
>
> For vlapic_set_error(), there is one error case we currently do not handle
> which is access to an invalid register (right now we ignore those).  For
> x2APIC we should be generating general protection fault.  For mmio access
> an error is supposed to be asserted instead.  I figured for the latter
> that it would be done in lapic_mmio_read() and lapic_mmio_write().
>

Sounds good.

best
Neel

> --
> John Baldwin
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