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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 04/17] x86/acrn: Introduce hypercall interfaces
On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 09:38:09AM +0800, Shuo A Liu wrote:
> On Mon 19.Oct'20 at 18:15:15 -0400, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> >On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 02:17:50PM +0800, shuo.a.liu@intel.com wrote:
> >> From: Shuo Liu <shuo.a.liu@intel.com>
> >>
> >> The Service VM communicates with the hypervisor via conventional
> >> hypercalls. VMCALL instruction is used to make the hypercalls.
> >>
> >> ACRN hypercall ABI:
> >> * Hypercall number is in R8 register.
> >> * Up to 2 parameters are in RDI and RSI registers.
> >> * Return value is in RAX register.
> >>
> >> Introduce the ACRN hypercall interfaces. Because GCC doesn't support R8
> >> register as direct register constraints, use supported constraint as
> >> input with a explicit MOV to R8 in beginning of asm.
> >>
> >> +static inline long acrn_hypercall0(unsigned long hcall_id)
> >> +{
> >> + long result;
> >> +
> >> + asm volatile("movl %1, %%r8d\n\t"
> >> + "vmcall\n\t"
> >> + : "=a" (result)
> >> + : "ir" (hcall_id)
> >
> >Is the hypercall id an unsigned long (64 bits) or an unsigned int (32
> >bits)? This will generate broken assembly if the "r" option is chosen,
> >eg something like
> > movl %rdi, %r8d
>
> Yes, it can be an unsigned long. So do MOV explicitly.
>
> asm volatile("movq %1, %%r8\n\t"
> "vmcall\n\t"
> : "=a" (result)
> : "ir" (hcall_id)
>
> Thanks

All the hypercall ID's defined seem to be only 32 bits though?

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