>>> On 13.01.17 at 12:45, <andrew.coop...@citrix.com> wrote:
> On 13/01/17 11:32, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 11.01.17 at 18:44, <andrew.coop...@citrix.com> wrote:
>>> --- a/xen/arch/x86/domctl.c
>>> +++ b/xen/arch/x86/domctl.c
>>> @@ -136,6 +136,14 @@ static int update_domain_cpuid_info(struct domain *d,
>>>              p->basic.raw[ctl->input[0]] = leaf;
>>>          break;
>>> +    case 0x40000000:
>>> +        p->hv_limit = ctl->eax;
>>> +        break;
>>> +
>>> +    case 0x40000100:
>>> +        p->hv2_limit = ctl->eax;
>>> +        break;
>> Generally the patch is fine, but do we really need to store two limits
>> here?
> Currently yes, because that is the ABI the toolstack expects.
>> Can't we rely on the Viridian flag to be set first, so we could
>> use it here?
> You objected to implicit assumptions like this before.  I think it might
> be safe given the current ordering in libxl and xenguest, but...

Indeed I did, but there are things which clearly ought to be set
very early, and others where the ordering can be any. It's those
latter cases where I don't think we should expect certain tool
stack behavior, whereas for the former I think we should not
only require it, but even aim at enforcing it (by rejecting the
operation if it is being done too late, because it would alter
decisions taken in the past).

>> And if indeed we can't right now, should it not be made so as a first step?
> .. I plan to rework this all differently when altering the toolstack
> half of CPUID.
> Several Viridian and Xen fields work like plain feature words, and I
> want the toolstack to control those in the same manner as other CPUID
> information, even down to selecting which APIs/ABIs to make visible by
> choosing the entirety of leaf 0x40000x00.  In particular, this gives us
> a debugging mechanism previously lacking to actually hide the Xen leaves
> entirely (We are the only hypervisor which doesn't have this option).
> For now, I'd prefer to avoid making unnecessary toolstack changes.

Fair enough.

Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeul...@suse.com>


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