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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 21/21] s390: doc: detailed specifications for AP virtualization
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On 07/03/2018 03:46 AM, Harald Freudenberger wrote:
> On 02.07.2018 18:28, Halil Pasic wrote:
>>
>> On 06/29/2018 11:11 PM, Tony Krowiak wrote:
>>> This patch provides documentation describing the AP architecture and
>>> design concepts behind the virtualization of AP devices. It also
>>> includes an example of how to configure AP devices for exclusive
>>> use of KVM guests.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Tony Krowiak <akrowiak@linux.ibm.com>
>>> ---
>> [..]
>>> +
>>> +Reserve APQNs for exclusive use of KVM guests
>>> +---------------------------------------------
>>> +The following block diagram illustrates the mechanism by which APQNs are
>>> +reserved:
>>> +
>>> + +------------------+
>>> + remove | | unbind
>>> + +------------------->+ cex4queue driver +<-----------+
>>> + | | | |
>>> + | +------------------+ |
>>> + | |
>>> + | |
>>> + | |
>>> ++--------+---------+ register +------------------+ +-----+------+
>>> +| +<---------+ | bind | |
>>> +| ap_bus | | vfio_ap driver +<-----+ admin |
>>> +| +--------->+ | | |
>>> ++------------------+ probe +---+--------+-----+ +------------+
>>> + | |
>>> + create | | store APQN
>>> + | |
>>> + v v
>>> + +---+--------+-----+
>>> + | |
>>> + | matrix device |
>>> + | |
>>> + +------------------+
>>> +
>>> +The process for reserving an AP queue for use by a KVM guest is:
>>> +
>>> +* The vfio-ap driver during its initialization will perform the following:
>>> + * Create the 'vfio_ap' root device - /sys/devices/vfio_ap
>>> + * Create the 'matrix' device in the 'vfio_ap' root
>>> + * Register the matrix device with the device core
>>> +* Register with the ap_bus for AP queue devices of type 10 devices (CEX4 and
>>> + newer) and to provide the vfio_ap driver's probe and remove callback
>>> + interfaces. The reason why older devices are not supported is because there
>>> + are no systems available on which to test.
>>> +* The admin unbinds queue cc.qqqq from the cex4queue device driver. This results
>>> + in the ap_bus calling the the device driver's remove interface which
>>> + unbinds the cc.qqqq queue device from the driver.
>> What if the queue cc.qqqq is already in use? AFAIU unbind is almost as radical as
>> pulling a cable. What is the proper procedure an admin should follow before doing
>> the unbind?
> What do you mean on this level with 'in use'? A unbind destroys the association
> between device and driver. There is no awareness of 'in use' or 'not in use' on this
> level. This is a hard unbind.

According to my reading of the code, the remove callback for the AP
queue drivers
flushes the queue before it is disconnected from the driver. Do you
concur Harald?

>>> +* The admin binds the cc.qqqq queue to the vfio_ap device driver. This results
>>> + in the ap_bus calling the device vfio_ap driver's probe interface to bind
>>> + queue cc.qqqq to the driver. The vfio_ap device driver will store the APQN for
>>> + the queue in the matrix device
>>> +
>> [..]
>>
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