4.8-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
From: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.d...@linaro.org>
commit 6fe407f2d18a4f94216263f91cb7d1f08fa5887c upstream.
If userspace creates a PMU for the VCPU, but doesn't create an in-kernel
irqchip, then we end up in a nasty path where we try to take an
uninitialized spinlock, which can lead to all sorts of breakages.
Luckily, QEMU always creates the VGIC before the PMU, so we can
establish this as ABI and check for the VGIC in the PMU init stage.
This can be relaxed at a later time if we want to support PMU with a
Cc: Shannon Zhao <shannon.z...@linaro.org>
Acked-by: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyng...@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.d...@linaro.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gre...@linuxfoundation.org>
Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/vcpu.txt | 4 +++-
virt/kvm/arm/pmu.c | 8 ++++++++
2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
@@ -30,4 +30,6 @@ Returns: -ENODEV: PMUv3 not supported
-EBUSY: PMUv3 already initialized
-Request the initialization of the PMUv3.
+Request the initialization of the PMUv3. This must be done after creating the
+in-kernel irqchip. Creating a PMU with a userspace irqchip is currently not
@@ -423,6 +423,14 @@ static int kvm_arm_pmu_v3_init(struct kv
+ * We currently require an in-kernel VGIC to use the PMU emulation,
+ * because we do not support forwarding PMU overflow interrupts to
+ * userspace yet.
+ if (!irqchip_in_kernel(vcpu->kvm) || !vgic_initialized(vcpu->kvm))
+ return -ENODEV;
if (!test_bit(KVM_ARM_VCPU_PMU_V3, vcpu->arch.features) ||