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Subject[PATCH v5 2/4] x86: Add "nopv" parameter to disable PV extensions
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In virtualization environment, PV extensions (drivers, interrupts,
timers, etc) are enabled in the majority of use cases which is the
best option.

However, in some cases (kexec not fully working, benchmarking)
we want to disable PV extensions. We have "xen_nopv" for that purpose
but only for XEN. For a consistent admin experience a common command
line parameter "nopv" set across all PV guest implementations is a
better choice.

There are guest types which just won't work without PV extensions,
like Xen PV, Xen PVH and jailhouse. add a "ignore_nopv" member to
struct hypervisor_x86 set to true for those guest types and call
the detect functions only if nopv is false or ignore_nopv is true.

Suggested-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
Cc: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>
Cc: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@kernel.org>
---
Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 5 +++++
arch/x86/include/asm/hypervisor.h | 4 ++++
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/hypervisor.c | 11 +++++++++++
arch/x86/kernel/jailhouse.c | 1 +
arch/x86/xen/enlighten_pv.c | 1 +
5 files changed, 22 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
index 138f666..21e08af 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -5268,6 +5268,11 @@
improve timer resolution at the expense of processing
more timer interrupts.

+ nopv= [X86,XEN,KVM,HYPER_V,VMWARE]
+ Disables the PV optimizations forcing the guest to run
+ as generic guest with no PV drivers. Currently support
+ XEN HVM, KVM, HYPER_V and VMWARE guest.
+
xirc2ps_cs= [NET,PCMCIA]
Format:
<irq>,<irq_mask>,<io>,<full_duplex>,<do_sound>,<lockup_hack>[,<irq2>[,<irq3>[,<irq4>]]]
diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/hypervisor.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/hypervisor.h
index 8c5aaba..00240b0 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/hypervisor.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/hypervisor.h
@@ -52,8 +52,12 @@ struct hypervisor_x86 {

/* runtime callbacks */
struct x86_hyper_runtime runtime;
+
+ /* ignore nopv parameter */
+ bool ignore_nopv;
};

+extern bool nopv;
extern enum x86_hypervisor_type x86_hyper_type;
extern void init_hypervisor_platform(void);
static inline bool hypervisor_is_type(enum x86_hypervisor_type type)
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/hypervisor.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/hypervisor.c
index 479ca47..337ff07 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/hypervisor.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/hypervisor.c
@@ -54,6 +54,14 @@
enum x86_hypervisor_type x86_hyper_type;
EXPORT_SYMBOL(x86_hyper_type);

+bool __initdata nopv;
+static __init int parse_nopv(char *arg)
+{
+ nopv = true;
+ return 0;
+}
+early_param("nopv", parse_nopv);
+
static inline const struct hypervisor_x86 * __init
detect_hypervisor_vendor(void)
{
@@ -61,6 +69,9 @@
uint32_t pri, max_pri = 0;

for (p = hypervisors; p < hypervisors + ARRAY_SIZE(hypervisors); p++) {
+ if (unlikely(nopv) && !(*p)->ignore_nopv)
+ continue;
+
pri = (*p)->detect();
if (pri > max_pri) {
max_pri = pri;
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/jailhouse.c b/arch/x86/kernel/jailhouse.c
index 1b2ee55..c52c4105 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/jailhouse.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/jailhouse.c
@@ -217,4 +217,5 @@ static bool jailhouse_x2apic_available(void)
.detect = jailhouse_detect,
.init.init_platform = jailhouse_init_platform,
.init.x2apic_available = jailhouse_x2apic_available,
+ .ignore_nopv = true,
};
diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/enlighten_pv.c b/arch/x86/xen/enlighten_pv.c
index 4722ba2..5d16824 100644
--- a/arch/x86/xen/enlighten_pv.c
+++ b/arch/x86/xen/enlighten_pv.c
@@ -1463,4 +1463,5 @@ static uint32_t __init xen_platform_pv(void)
.detect = xen_platform_pv,
.type = X86_HYPER_XEN_PV,
.runtime.pin_vcpu = xen_pin_vcpu,
+ .ignore_nopv = true,
};
--
1.8.3.1
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