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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 03/14] KVM: s390: CPU model support for AP virtualization
On Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:22:56 +0200
Pierre Morel <pmorel@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

> On 27/03/2018 12:59, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> > On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:25:43 -0400
> > Tony Krowiak <akrowiak@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Introduces a new CPU model feature and two CPU model
> >> facilities to support AP virtualization for KVM guests.
> >>
> >> CPU model feature:
> >>
> >> The KVM_S390_VM_CPU_FEAT_AP feature indicates that
> >> AP instructions are available on the guest. This
> >> feature will be enabled by the kernel only if the AP
> >> instructions are installed on the linux host. This feature
> >> must be specifically turned on for the KVM guest from
> >> userspace to use the VFIO AP device driver for guest
> >> access to AP devices.
> >>
> >> CPU model facilities:
> >>
> >> 1. AP Query Configuration Information (QCI) facility is installed.
> >>
> >> This is indicated by setting facilities bit 12 for
> >> the guest. The kernel will not enable this facility
> >> for the guest if it is not set on the host. This facility
> >> must not be set by userspace if the KVM_S390_VM_CPU_FEAT_AP
> >> feature is not installed.
> >>
> >> 2. AP Facilities Test facility (APFT) is installed.
> >>
> >> This is indicated by setting facilities bit 15 for
> >> the guest. The kernel will not enable this facility for
> >> the guest if it is not set on the host. This facility
> >> must not be set by userspace if the KVM_S390_VM_CPU_FEAT_AP
> >> feature is not installed.
> >>
> >> Reviewed-by: Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
> >> Reviewed-by: Halil Pasic <pasic@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >> Signed-off-by: Tony Krowiak <akrowiak@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >> ---
> >> arch/s390/include/asm/kvm_host.h | 1 +
> >> arch/s390/include/uapi/asm/kvm.h | 1 +
> >> arch/s390/kvm/kvm-s390.c | 4 ++++
> >> arch/s390/tools/gen_facilities.c | 2 ++
> >> 4 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/arch/s390/kvm/kvm-s390.c b/arch/s390/kvm/kvm-s390.c
> >> index c47731d..a60c45b 100644
> >> --- a/arch/s390/kvm/kvm-s390.c
> >> +++ b/arch/s390/kvm/kvm-s390.c
> >> @@ -350,6 +350,10 @@ static void kvm_s390_cpu_feat_init(void)
> >>
> >> if (MACHINE_HAS_ESOP)
> >> allow_cpu_feat(KVM_S390_VM_CPU_FEAT_ESOP);
> >> +
> >> + if (ap_instructions_installed()) /* AP instructions installed on host */
> >> + allow_cpu_feat(KVM_S390_VM_CPU_FEAT_AP);
> > That's another dependency of the base kvm-s390 module on zcrypt, which
> > I don't like at all.
>
> In fact there is a tricky thing about zcrypt it is that even it is
> configured a a module
> CONFIG_ZCRYPT=M, the AP BUS is built statically with the kernel.
> See drivers/s390/crypto/Makefile
> "
> ap-objs := ap_bus.o ap_card.o ap_queue.o
> obj-$(subst m,y,$(CONFIG_ZCRYPT)) += ap.o
> "
> ugly isn't it?

Yeah, I found it... interesting the first time I saw it.

>
> >
> > There are two possibilities here:
> > - Exposing the features makes sense even if no zcrypt driver is active
> > in the host. Then, ap_instructions_installed() needs to be moved into
> > always-built code (see my comments for the interface in patch 1).
>
> This is what we need for future enhancement I think.

OK, so that function needs to go into whatever place the interface used
in patch 1 goes to as well.

>
> > - Exposing the features makes sense only if we actually want to make
> > vfio-ap available. Then we should provide the proper check in the
> > vfio-ap parts (which depends on zcrypt) and stub it out if vfio-ap is
> > not configured.
> >
> >> +
> >> /*
> >> * We need SIE support, ESOP (PROT_READ protection for gmap_shadow),
> >> * 64bit SCAO (SCA passthrough) and IDTE (for gmap_shadow unshadowing).
>
>

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