On 03/01/2018 09:12 AM, Pierre Morel wrote:
I've already implemented a proof of concept similar to what you suggest
to verify whether it would.
I wasn't completely sure of the flow of control between the KVM
notification to the device driver
and the vcpu setup. If the variable is set when the device driver is
notified about KVM,
it has to happen before vcpu setup for this to work. I was able to
verify that with my proof
of concept. This discussion really belongs in the KVM/kernel patches, so
I am going to continue
On 28/02/2018 12:40, Cornelia Huck wrote:
On Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:26:30 +0100
David Hildenbrand <da...@redhat.com> wrote:
Then I request the following change in KVM:
If KVM_S390_VM_CPU_FEAT_AP is enabled in KVM, ECA.28 is _always_ set
(not just if an AP device is configured). This especially makes
lot easier when it comes to handling hotplugged CPUs and avoiding race
conditions when enabling these bits as mentioned in the KVM series.
KVM_S390_VM_CPU_FEAT_AP == AP instructions available for the guest
(don't throw an operation exception).
So this feature then really is guest ABI. The instructions are
available. If there is no device configured, bad luck.
Sounds sensible from my POV.
I have a concern with this proposition and with the original code:
1) ap=on is a guest ABI feature saying to the guest you can use AP
2) How we provide AP instructions to the guest can be done in three
- SIE Interpretation
- interception with VFIO
- interception with emulation
3) We implement this with a device in QEMU and a certain level kernel
It seems possible to set or not ECA.28 , based on the type of kernel
- SIE interpretation -> MATRIX KVM device -> ECA.28
- Interception with VFIO and virtualization -> no ECA.28
- interception with emulation -> no ECA.28
I understand the concern with the vCPU but I think we can handle it
with an indirect variable
SIE interpretation Device + KVM_S390_VM_CPU_FEAT_AP -> set the
Then in vCPU initialization set ECA.28 based on this variable.
I think it let us more doors open, what is your opinion?
the discussion of my proposal there.