Jimi Xenidis wrote:
...
Ensure MMCR0[FCH] for this first step:
-(ensure) set MMCR[FCH] always in xen when entering xen space. This should prevent a domain
 messing up MMCR0[FCH]
->EXCEPTION_HEAD in exception.S set MMCR0[FCH] always


You need at least the following instructions:
    mfspr r0, SPRN_MMCR0
    ori r0, r0, 1 /* MMRC0_FCH */
    mtspr 795, SPRN_MMCR0

Unfortuantely, there is not enough room in EXCEPTION_HEAD for that and you will get:

  exceptions.S: Assembler messages:
  exceptions.S:246: Error: attempt to .org/.space backwards? (-4)
  exceptions.S:253: Error: attempt to .org/.space backwards? (-4)
  exceptions.S:260: Error: attempt to .org/.space backwards? (-4)
  exceptions.S:267: Error: attempt to .org/.space backwards? (-4)
  exceptions.o: Bad value
  exceptions.S:626: FATAL: Can't write exceptions.o: Bad value


I suggest we start a new macro PMU_SAVE_STATE(save,scratch), which does the above (for now, using only scratch) and sprinkling it in all the code that EXCEPTION_HEAD branches to.

Yep, I had those already:
        mfspr r0,SPRN_MMCR0             /* ensure MMCR0[FCH]=1 */
        ori r0,r0,MMCR0_FCH
        mtspr SPRN_MMCR0, r0

Do you mean to insert a branch to PMU_SAVE_STATE from EXCEPTION_HEAD or to put a PMU_SAVE_STATE branch to every section calling EXCEPTION_HEAD ? Can someone please point at a code piece that does a similar macro definition and branch already. Alternatively we could setup an "assist" session with screen -x developing this part together if there is a volunteer.

I created this one blindly now as a start

    .macro PMU_SAVE_STATE save scratch
mfspr \scratch,SPRN_MMCR0 /* ensure MMCR0[FCH]=1, not yet saving anything */
        ori \scratch,\scratch,MMCR0_FCH
        mtspr SPRN_MMCR0, \scratch
    .endm

and added the following to EXCEPTION_HEAD, but I guess it it wrong that way ;)

    PMU_SAVE_STATE r0 r0

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