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Date:	Wed, 01 Dec 2010 22:28:16 -0800
From:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@...p.org>
To:	Sheng Yang <sheng@...ux.intel.com>
CC:	Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@...citrix.com>,
	xen-devel <xen-devel@...ts.xensource.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@...citrix.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xen: HVM X2APIC support

On 12/01/2010 07:03 PM, Sheng Yang wrote:
> This patch is similiar to Gleb Natapov's patch for KVM, which enable the
> hypervisor to emulate x2apic feature for the guest. By this way, the emulation
> of lapic would be simpler with x2apic interface(MSR), and faster.

We have a set of patches to directly use event channels from within hvm
domains, completely bypassing the apic altogether.  Do we need this as well?

> Signed-off-by: Sheng Yang <sheng@...ux.intel.com>
> ---
>  arch/x86/include/asm/xen/hypervisor.h |   33 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c           |    4 +++-
>  arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c              |   19 -------------------
>  3 files changed, 36 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/xen/hypervisor.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/xen/hypervisor.h
> index 396ff4c..e862874 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/xen/hypervisor.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/xen/hypervisor.h
> @@ -37,4 +37,37 @@
>  extern struct shared_info *HYPERVISOR_shared_info;
>  extern struct start_info *xen_start_info;
>  
> +#include <asm/processor.h>
> +
> +static inline uint32_t xen_cpuid_base(void)
> +{
> +	uint32_t base, eax, ebx, ecx, edx;
> +	char signature[13];
> +
> +	for (base = 0x40000000; base < 0x40010000; base += 0x100) {
> +		cpuid(base, &eax, &ebx, &ecx, &edx);
> +		*(uint32_t *)(signature + 0) = ebx;
> +		*(uint32_t *)(signature + 4) = ecx;
> +		*(uint32_t *)(signature + 8) = edx;
> +		signature[12] = 0;
> +
> +		if (!strcmp("XenVMMXenVMM", signature) && ((eax - base) >= 2))
> +			return base;
> +	}
> +
> +	return 0;
> +}
> +
> +#ifdef CONFIG_XEN
> +static inline bool xen_para_available(void)
> +{
> +	return 0;
> +}
> +#else
> +static inline bool xen_para_available(void)
> +{
> +	return (xen_cpuid_base() != 0);
> +}
> +#endif

So this returns true if you're running a kernel without CONFIG_XEN under
Xen?  Does that assume that all versions of Xen implement x2apic
emulation?  Why wouldn't we also want this for CONFIG_XEN kernels?

    J


> +
>  #endif /* _ASM_X86_XEN_HYPERVISOR_H */
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c
> index 3f838d5..1b68221 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c
> @@ -52,6 +52,7 @@
>  #include <asm/mce.h>
>  #include <asm/kvm_para.h>
>  #include <asm/tsc.h>
> +#include <asm/xen/hypervisor.h>
>  
>  unsigned int num_processors;
>  
> @@ -1476,7 +1477,8 @@ void __init enable_IR_x2apic(void)
>  		/* IR is required if there is APIC ID > 255 even when running
>  		 * under KVM
>  		 */
> -		if (max_physical_apicid > 255 || !kvm_para_available())
> +		if (max_physical_apicid > 255 ||
> +		    (!kvm_para_available() && !xen_para_available()))
>  			goto nox2apic;
>  		/*
>  		 * without IR all CPUs can be addressed by IOAPIC/MSI
> diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c b/arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c
> index 235c0f4..819c365 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c
> @@ -1245,25 +1245,6 @@ asmlinkage void __init xen_start_kernel(void)
>  #endif
>  }
>  
> -static uint32_t xen_cpuid_base(void)
> -{
> -	uint32_t base, eax, ebx, ecx, edx;
> -	char signature[13];
> -
> -	for (base = 0x40000000; base < 0x40010000; base += 0x100) {
> -		cpuid(base, &eax, &ebx, &ecx, &edx);
> -		*(uint32_t *)(signature + 0) = ebx;
> -		*(uint32_t *)(signature + 4) = ecx;
> -		*(uint32_t *)(signature + 8) = edx;
> -		signature[12] = 0;
> -
> -		if (!strcmp("XenVMMXenVMM", signature) && ((eax - base) >= 2))
> -			return base;
> -	}
> -
> -	return 0;
> -}
> -
>  static int init_hvm_pv_info(int *major, int *minor)
>  {
>  	uint32_t eax, ebx, ecx, edx, pages, msr, base;

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