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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 8/9] KVM: arm/arm64: Document KVM_DEV_ARM_ITS_CTRL_RESET
On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 05:23:10PM +0200, Eric Auger wrote:
> At the moment, the in-kernel emulated ITS is not properly reset.
> On guest restart/reset some registers keep their old values and
> internal structures like device, ITE, and collection lists are not
> freed.
>
> This may lead to various bugs. Among them, we can have incorrect state
> backup or failure when saving the ITS state at early guest boot stage.
>
> This patch documents a new attribute, KVM_DEV_ARM_ITS_CTRL_RESET in
> the KVM_DEV_ARM_VGIC_GRP_CTRL group.
>
> Upon this action, we can reset registers and especially those
> pointing to tables previously allocated by the guest and free
> the internal data structures storing the list of devices, collections
> and lpis.
>
> The usual approach for device reset of having userspace write
> the reset values of the registers to the kernel via the register
> read/write APIs doesn't work for the ITS because it has some
> internal state (caches) which is not exposed as registers,
> and there is no register interface for "drop cached data without
> writing it back to RAM". So we need a KVM API which mimics the
> hardware's reset line, to provide the equivalent behaviour to
> a "pull the power cord out of the back of the machine" reset.
>
> Signed-off-by: Eric Auger <eric.auger@redhat.com>
> Reported-by: wanghaibin <wanghaibin.wang@huawei.com>

Acked-by: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.dall@linaro.org>

>
> ---
> v5 -> v6:
> - remove "The command queue is not allocated:"
>
> v4 -> v5:
> - some rewording according to Christoffer's comments
>
> v2 -> v3:
> - reword commit message, credit to Peter Maydell.
> - take into account Christoffer rewording comments but still
> kept details. Added Peter's comment but still kept details.
> Peter may disagree.
>
> v1 -> v2:
> - Describe architecturally-defined reset values
> ---
> Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/arm-vgic-its.txt | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/arm-vgic-its.txt b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/arm-vgic-its.txt
> index eb06beb..8d5830e 100644
> --- a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/arm-vgic-its.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/devices/arm-vgic-its.txt
> @@ -33,6 +33,10 @@ Groups:
> request the initialization of the ITS, no additional parameter in
> kvm_device_attr.addr.
>
> + KVM_DEV_ARM_ITS_CTRL_RESET
> + reset the ITS, no additional parameter in kvm_device_attr.addr.
> + See "ITS Reset State" section.
> +
> KVM_DEV_ARM_ITS_SAVE_TABLES
> save the ITS table data into guest RAM, at the location provisioned
> by the guest in corresponding registers/table entries.
> @@ -157,3 +161,19 @@ Then vcpus can be started.
> - pINTID is the physical LPI ID; if zero, it means the entry is not valid
> and other fields are not meaningful.
> - ICID is the collection ID
> +
> + ITS Reset State:
> + ----------------
> +
> +RESET returns the ITS to the same state that it was when first created and
> +initialized. When the RESET command returns, the following things are
> +guaranteed:
> +
> +- The ITS is not enabled and quiescent
> + GITS_CTLR.Enabled = 0 .Quiescent=1
> +- There is no internally cached state
> +- No collection or device table are used
> + GITS_BASER<n>.Valid = 0
> +- GITS_CBASER = 0, GITS_CREADR = 0, GITS_CWRITER = 0
> +- The ABI version is unchanged and remains the one set when the ITS
> + device was first created.
> --
> 2.5.5
>

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