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Date:	Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:04:03 +0800
From:	Shannon Zhao <shannon.zhao@...aro.org>
To:	Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@...nel.org>
Cc:	Matt Fleming <matt@...eblueprint.co.uk>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	Stephen Rothwell <sfr@...b.auug.org.au>,
	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@...nel.org>,
	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@...p.org>,
	Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@...cle.com>,
	Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@...citrix.com>,
	Xen Devel <Xen-devel@...ts.xensource.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
	linux-next@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org>,
	Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
Subject: Re: efi_enabled(EFI_PARAVIRT) use

On 2016年04月29日 23:37, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Apr 2016, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
>> On Fri, 29 Apr 2016, Matt Fleming wrote:
>>> On Fri, 29 Apr, at 11:34:45AM, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 29 Apr 2016, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>>>>> Also, it would be nice to have all things EFI in a single tree, the conflicts are 
>>>>> going to be painful! There's very little reason not to carry this kind of commit:
>>>>>
>>>>>  arch/arm/xen/enlighten.c           |  6 +++++
>>>>>  drivers/firmware/efi/arm-runtime.c | 17 +++++++++-----
>>>>>  drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c         | 45 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
>>>>>  3 files changed, 56 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
>>>>>
>>>>> in the EFI tree.
>>>>
>>>> That's true. I'll drop this commit from xentip and let Matt pick it up
>>>> or request changes as he sees fit.
>>>
>>> One small change I think would be sensible to make is to expand
>>> EFI_PARAVIRT into a few more bits to clearly indicate the quirks on
>>> Xen, and in the process, to delete EFI_PARAVIRT.
>>>
>>> That should address Ingo's major concern, and also make it much easier
>>> to rework the code in a piecemeal fashion.
>>>
>>> Could somebody enumerate the things that make Xen (dom0) different on
>>> arm* compared with bare metal EFI boot? The list I made for x86 was,
>>>
>>>   1. Has no EFI memory map
>>>   2. Runtime regions do not need to be mapped
>>>   3. Cannot call SetVirtualAddressMap()
>>>   4. /sys/firmware/efi/fw_vendor is invisible
>>>
>>> The first maps to not setting EFI_MEMMAP, the second to not setting
>>> EFI_RUNTIME. If we add EFI_ALREADY_VIRTUAL and EFI_FW_VENDOR_INVISIBLE
>>> to efi.flags that should cover everything on x86. Does arm* require
>>> anything else?
>>
>> Xen on ARM is different, the impact should be limited:
>>
>> - there are no BootServices (ExitBootServices has already been called)
>> - RuntimeServices go via hypercalls
>>
>> The UEFI memory map is still available at an address specified on device
>> tree like on native, but the compatibility string is different
>> ("xen,uefi-mmap-start") to clarify that we are booting on Xen rather
>> than native.
>>
>> That's pretty much it, Shannon please confirm.
> 
> This is to say that Xen on ARM might only need EFI_RUNTIME.
> 
Yes, it needs EFI_RUNTIME_SERVICES.

Thanks,
-- 
Shannon

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