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Date:   Fri, 1 Mar 2019 11:40:25 +0530
From:   Amit Daniel Kachhap <amit.kachhap@....com>
To:     Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@....com>
Cc:     linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@....com>,
        Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>,
        Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>,
        Kristina Martsenko <kristina.martsenko@....com>,
        kvmarm@...ts.cs.columbia.edu,
        Ramana Radhakrishnan <ramana.radhakrishnan@....com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 2/6] arm64/kvm: preserve host MDCR_EL2 value

Hi,

On 2/21/19 9:21 PM, Dave Martin wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 02:54:27PM +0530, Amit Daniel Kachhap wrote:
>> Save host MDCR_EL2 value during kvm HYP initialisation and restore
>> after every switch from host to guest. There should not be any
>> change in functionality due to this.
>>
>> The value of mdcr_el2 is now stored in struct kvm_cpu_context as
>> both host and guest can now use this field in a common way.
> 
> Is MDCR_EL2 somehow relevant to pointer auth?
> 
> It's not entirely clear why this patch is here.
> 
> If this is a cleanup to align the handling of this register with
> how HCR_EL2 is handled, it would be good to explain that in the commit
> message.
Agreed I will more information in commit message.
> 
>> Signed-off-by: Amit Daniel Kachhap <amit.kachhap@....com>
>> Cc: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@....com>
>> Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>
>> Cc: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.dall@....com>
>> Cc: kvmarm@...ts.cs.columbia.edu
>> ---
>>   arch/arm/include/asm/kvm_host.h   |  1 -
>>   arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h |  6 ++----
>>   arch/arm64/kvm/debug.c            | 28 ++++++----------------------
>>   arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/switch.c       | 17 ++++-------------
>>   arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/sysreg-sr.c    |  6 ++++++
>>   virt/kvm/arm/arm.c                |  1 -
>>   6 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/kvm_host.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>> index 05706b4..704667e 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>> +++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>> @@ -294,7 +294,6 @@ static inline void kvm_arch_vcpu_uninit(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu) {}
>>   static inline void kvm_arch_sched_in(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, int cpu) {}
>>   static inline void kvm_arch_vcpu_block_finish(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu) {}
>>   
>> -static inline void kvm_arm_init_debug(void) {}
>>   static inline void kvm_arm_setup_debug(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu) {}
>>   static inline void kvm_arm_clear_debug(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu) {}
>>   static inline void kvm_arm_reset_debug_ptr(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu) {}
>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>> index 1b2e05b..2f1bb86 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>> +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>> @@ -205,6 +205,8 @@ struct kvm_cpu_context {
>>   
>>   	/* HYP host/guest configuration */
>>   	u64 hcr_el2;
>> +	u32 mdcr_el2;
>> +
> 
> ARMv8-A says MDCR_EL2 is a 64-bit register.
> 
> Bits [63:20] are currently RES0, so this is probably not a big deal.
> But it would be better to make this 64-bit to prevent future accidents.
> It may be better to make that change in a separate patch.
Yes this a potential issue. I will fix it in a separate patch.

Thanks,
Amit D
> 
> This is probably non-urgent, since this is clearly not causing problems
> for anyone today.
> 
> [...]
> 
> Cheers
> ---Dave
> 

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