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Date:	Thu, 2 Dec 2010 14:33:46 +0800
From:	Sheng Yang <sheng@...ux.intel.com>
To:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@...p.org>
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 Thursday 02 December 2010 14:28:16 Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> 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?

This is for other HVMs. And the pvhvm still have limitation like it can't use 
MSI/MSI-X assigned device.

> 
> > 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?

Because only the ones that implement the feature would expose x2apic CPUID.

For CONFIG_XEN(pv or pvhvm), they both use evtchn, so no need for x2apic.

--
regards
Yang, Sheng

> 
>     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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