Module Name: src
Committed By: maxv
Date: Thu Feb 22 10:42:11 UTC 2018
src/sys/arch/x86/x86: svs.c x86_machdep.c
Make the machdep.svs_enabled sysctl writable, and add the kernel code
needed to disable SVS at runtime.
We set 'svs_enabled' to false, and hotpatch the kernel entry/exit points
to eliminate the context switch code.
We need to make sure there is no remote CPU that is executing the code we
are hotpatching. So we use two barriers:
* After the first one each CPU is guaranteed to be executing in
svs_disable_cpu with interrupts disabled (this way it can't leave this
* After the second one it is guaranteed that SVS is disabled, so we flush
the cache, enable interrupts and continue execution normally.
Between the two barriers, cpu0 will disable SVS (svs_enabled=false and
hotpatch), and each CPU will restore the generic syscall entry point.
* We should call svs_pgg_update(true) afterwards, to put back PG_G on
the kernel pages (for better performance). This will be done in another
* The fact that we disable interrupts does not prevent us from receiving
an NMI, and it would be problematic. So we need to add some code to
verify that PMCs are disabled before hotpatching. This will be done
in another commit.
* In svs_disable() we expect each CPU to be online. We need to add a
check to make sure they indeed are.
The sysctl allows only a 1->0 transition. There is no point in doing 0->1
transitions anyway, and it would be complicated to implement because we
need to re-synchronize the CPU user page tables with the current ones (we
lost track of them in the last 1->0 transition).
To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -u -r1.152 -r1.153 src/sys/arch/amd64/amd64/locore.S
cvs rdiff -u -r1.35 -r1.36 src/sys/arch/amd64/include/frameasm.h
cvs rdiff -u -r1.5 -r1.6 src/sys/arch/x86/x86/svs.c
cvs rdiff -u -r1.105 -r1.106 src/sys/arch/x86/x86/x86_machdep.c
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