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Date:   Mon, 8 Jul 2019 09:46:53 -0400
From:   Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@...cle.com>
To:     Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan@...cle.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     xen-devel@...ts.xenproject.org, jgross@...e.com,
        sstabellini@...nel.org, tglx@...utronix.de, mingo@...hat.com,
        bp@...en8.de
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 4/4] x86/xen: Add "nopv" support for HVM guest

On 7/7/19 5:15 AM, Zhenzhong Duan wrote:
>  
> +static uint32_t __init xen_platform_hvm(void)
> +{
> +	if (xen_pv_domain())
> +		return 0;
> +
> +	if (xen_pvh_domain() && nopv) {
> +		/* Guest booting via the Xen-PVH boot entry goes here */
> +		pr_info("\"nopv\" parameter is ignored in PVH guest\n");
> +		nopv = false;
> +	} else if (nopv) {
> +		/*
> +		 * Guest booting via normal boot entry (like via grub2) goes
> +		 * here.
> +		 */
> +		x86_init.hyper.guest_late_init = xen_hvm_guest_late_init;
> +		return 0;

After staring at this some more I don't think we can do this.
Hypervisor-specific code should not muck with with x86_init.hyper, it's
layering violation. That's what init_hypervisor_platform() is for.

So we may have to create another hypervisor_x86 ops structure for Xen
nopv (which I don't find very appealing TBH). Or update
x86_hyper_xen_hvm and return xen_cpuid_base() instead of zero (but then
you'd need to update all these structs from __initconst to _init or some
such). Or something else.


-boris


> +	}
> +	return xen_cpuid_base();
> +}
> +
>  const __initconst struct hypervisor_x86 x86_hyper_xen_hvm = {
>  	.name                   = "Xen HVM",
>  	.detect                 = xen_platform_hvm,
> @@ -268,4 +283,5 @@ static __init void xen_hvm_guest_late_init(void)
>  	.init.init_mem_mapping	= xen_hvm_init_mem_mapping,
>  	.init.guest_late_init	= xen_hvm_guest_late_init,
>  	.runtime.pin_vcpu       = xen_pin_vcpu,
> +	.ignore_nopv            = true,
>  };

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