Latest git tree can be found at:    xen_avic_part1_v1

This patch set is the first of the two-part patch series to introduce 
the new AMD Advance Virtual Interrupt Controller (AVIC) support.

Basically, SVM AVIC hardware virtualizes local APIC registers of each
vCPU via the virtual APIC (vAPIC) backing page. This allows guest access
to certain APIC registers without the need to emulate the hardware behavior
in the hypervisor. More information about AVIC can be found in the
AMD64 Architecture Programmer???s Manual Volume 2 - System Programming.

For SVM AVIC, we extend the existing kvm_amd driver to:
  * Check CPUID to detect AVIC support in the processor
  * Program new fields in VMCB to enable AVIC
  * Introduce new AVIC data structures and add code to manage them
  * Handle two new AVIC #VMEXITs
  * Add new interrupt injection code using vAPIC backing page
    instead of the existing V_IRQ, V_INTR_PRIO, V_INTR_VECTOR,
    and V_IGN_TPR fields

Currently, this patch series does not enable AVIC by default.
Users can enable SVM AVIC by specifying Xen parameter svm-avic=1.

Later, in part 2, we will introduce the IOMMU AVIC support, which
provides speed up for PCI device pass-through use case by allowing
the IOMMU hardware to inject interrupt directly into the guest via
the vAPIC backing page.

Currently, AVIC is available on the AMD family 15h models 6Xh
(Carrizo) processors and newer. Here, the Carizzo is used to collect
performance data shown below.

Generally, SVM AVIC alone (w/o IOMMU AVIC) should provide overall speed up
for HVM guest since it does not require #vmexit into the hypervisor to
emulate certain guest accesses to local APIC registers.

It should also improve performance when hypervisor wants to inject
interrupts into a running vcpu by setting the corresponded IRR
bit in the vAPIC backing page and trigger AVIC_DOORBELL MSR.

For sending IPI interrupts between running vcpus in Linux guest,
Xen is default to using event channel.  However, in case of
non-paravirtualize guest, AVIC can also provide performance
improvements for sending IPI.


For measuring IPI performance used for scheduling workload, I have collected
some performance number on 2 and 3 CPU running hackbech with the following

  hackbench -p -l 100000
  Running in process mode with 10 groups using 40 file descriptors each (== 400 
  Each sender will pass 100000 messages of 100 bytes

                       |  2 vcpus (sec) |  3 vcpus (sec)   
    No AVIC w/o evtchn |     299.57     |    337.779
    No AVIC w/  evtchn |     270.37     |    419.6064 
       AVIC w/  evtchn |     181.46     |    171.7957
       AVIC w/o evtchn |     171.81     |    169.0858

Note: In "w/o evtchn" case, the Linux guest is built w/o
      Xen guest support.

    - Nested VM

Any feedback and comments are very much appreciated.

Thank you,

Suravee Suthikulpanit (9):
  x86/HVM: Introduce struct hvm_pi_ops
  x86/vLAPIC: Declare vlapic_read_aligned() and vlapic_reg_write() as
  x86/HVM: Call vlapic_destroy after vcpu_destroy
  x86/SVM: Modify VMCB fields to add AVIC support
  x86/HVM/SVM: Add AVIC initialization code
  x86/SVM: Add AVIC vmexit handlers
  x86/SVM: Add vcpu scheduling support for AVIC
  x86/SVM: Add interrupt management code via AVIC
  x86/SVM: Hook up miscellaneous AVIC functions

 xen/arch/x86/hvm/hvm.c             |   4 +-
 xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/Makefile      |   1 +
 xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/avic.c        | 609 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/intr.c        |   4 +
 xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/svm.c         |  57 +++-
 xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/vmcb.c        |   9 +-
 xen/arch/x86/hvm/vlapic.c          |   5 +-
 xen/arch/x86/hvm/vmx/vmx.c         |  32 +-
 xen/include/asm-x86/hvm/domain.h   |  63 ++++
 xen/include/asm-x86/hvm/hvm.h      |   4 +-
 xen/include/asm-x86/hvm/svm/avic.h |  49 +++
 xen/include/asm-x86/hvm/svm/svm.h  |   2 +
 xen/include/asm-x86/hvm/svm/vmcb.h |  35 ++-
 xen/include/asm-x86/hvm/vlapic.h   |   4 +
 xen/include/asm-x86/hvm/vmx/vmcs.h |  59 ----
 15 files changed, 843 insertions(+), 94 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 xen/arch/x86/hvm/svm/avic.c
 create mode 100644 xen/include/asm-x86/hvm/svm/avic.h


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