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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 01/23] irqchip/gic-v3: Use SGIs without active state if offered
On 2020-03-12 09:28, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> Hi Zenghui,
>
> On 2020-03-12 06:30, Zenghui Yu wrote:
>> Hi Marc,
>>
>> On 2020/3/5 4:33, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>> To allow the direct injection of SGIs into a guest, the GICv4.1
>>> architecture has to sacrifice the Active state so that SGIs look
>>> a lot like LPIs (they are injected by the same mechanism).
>>>
>>> In order not to break existing software, the architecture gives
>>> offers guests OSs the choice: SGIs with or without an active
>>> state. It is the hypervisors duty to honor the guest's choice.
>>>
>>> For this, the architecture offers a discovery bit indicating whether
>>> the GIC supports GICv4.1 SGIs (GICD_TYPER2.nASSGIcap), and another
>>> bit indicating whether the guest wants Active-less SGIs or not
>>> (controlled by GICD_CTLR.nASSGIreq).
>>
>> I still can't find the description of these two bits in IHI0069F.
>> Are they actually architected and will be available in the future
>> version of the spec? I want to confirm it again since this has a
>> great impact on the KVM code, any pointers?
>
> Damn. The bits *are* in the engineering spec version 19 (unfortunately
> not a public document, but I believe you should have access to it).
>
> If the bits have effectively been removed from the spec, I'll drop the
> GICv4.1 code from the 5.7 queue until we find a way to achieve the same
> level of support.
>
> I've emailed people inside ARM to find out.

I've now had written confirmation that the bits are still there.

It is just that the current revision of the documentation was cut
*before*
they made it into the architecture (there seem to be a 6 month delay
between
the architecture being sampled and the documentation being released).

M.
--
Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...

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