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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/7] vfio: ap: AP Queue Interrupt Control
On 28/02/2019 16:08, Halil Pasic wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:29:53 +0100
> Pierre Morel <> wrote:
>> This patch implement PQAP/AQIC interception in KVM.
>> To implement this we need to add a new structure, vfio_ap_queue,to be
>> able to retrieve the mediated device associated with a queue and specific
>> values needed to register/unregister the interrupt structures:
>> - APQN: to be able to issue the commands and search for queue structures
>> - NIB : to unpin the NIB on clear IRQ
>> - ISC : to unregister with the GIB interface
>> - MATRIX: a pointer to the matrix mediated device
>> - LIST: the list_head to handle the vfio_queue life cycle
>> Having this structure and the list management greatly ease the handling
>> of the AP queues and diminues the LOCs needed in the vfio_ap driver by
>> more than 150 lines in comparison with the previous version.
>> 0) Queues life cycle
>> vfio_ap_queues are created on probe
>> We define one bucket on the matrix device to store the free vfio_ap_queues,
>> the queues not assign to any matrix mediated device.
>> We define one bucket on each matrix mediated device to hold the
>> vfio_ap_queues belonging to it.
>> vfio_ap_queues are deleted on remove
>> This makes the search for a queue easy and the detection of assignent
>> incoherency obvious (the queue is not avilable) and simplifies assignment.
>> 1) Phase 1, probe and remove from vfio_ap_queue
>> The vfio_ap_queue structures are dynamically allocated and setup
>> when a queue is probed by the ap_vfio_driver.
>> The vfio_ap_queue is linked to the ap_queue device as the driver data.
>> The new The vfio_ap_queue is put on a free_list belonging to the
>> matrix device.
>> The vfio_ap_queue are free during remove.
>> 2) Phase 2, assignment of vfio_ap_queue to a mediated device
>> When a APID is assigned we look for APQI already assigned to
>> the matrix mediated device and associate all the queue with the
>> APQN = (APID,APQI) to the mediated device by adding them to
>> the mediated device queue list.
>> We do the same when a APQI is assigned.
>> If any queue with a matching APQN can not be found on the matrix
>> device free list it means it is already associated to another matrix
>> mediated device and no queue is added to the matrix mediated device.
>> 3) Phase 3, starting the guest
>> When the VFIO device is opened the PQAP callback and a pointer to
>> the matrix mediated device are set inside KVM during the open callback.
>> When the device is closed or if a queue is removed, the vfio_ap_queue is
>> dissociated from the mediated device.
>> 4) Phase 3 intercepting the PQAP/AQIC instruction
>> On interception of the PQAP/AQIC instruction, the interception code
>> makes sure the pqap_hook is initialized and allowed to be called
>> and call it.
>> Otherwise it reports the usual -EOPNOTSUPP return code to let
>> QEMU handle the fault.
>> the pqap callback search for the queue asociated with the APQN
>> stored in the register 0, setting the code to "illegal APQN"
>> if the vfio_ap_queue can not be found.
>> Depending on the "i" bit of the register 1, the pqap callback
>> setup or clear the interruption by calling the host format PQAP/AQIC
>> instruction.
>> When seting up the interruption it uses the NIB and the guest ISC
>> provided by the guest and the host ISC provided by the registration
>> to the GIB code, pin the NIB and also stores ISC and NIB inside
>> the vfio_ap_queue structure.
>> When clearing the interrupt it retrieves the host ISC to unregister
>> with the GIB code and unpin the NIB.
>> We take care when enabling GISA that the guest may have issued a
>> reset and will not need to disable the interuptions before
>> re-enabling interruptions.
> Please let us know what guarantees, that we will disable the
> interruptions we previously enabled using AQIC (and generally facilitate
> proper cleanup) *before* kvm_s390_gisa_destroy() makes the gisa and
> with that the IPM go away!
> Please note that IMHO this needs to be guaranteed by the kernel
> regardless of what userspace (QEMU) or the guest does.
> (I've asked this question before during our internal review but I could
> not find the answer if there was one after going trough my mails.)
> Regards,
> Halil

You are right.
I will investigate this too.


Pierre Morel
Linux/KVM/QEMU in Böblingen - Germany

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