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Re: [PATCH 00/31] KVM/MIPS: Implement hardware virtualization via the MI

To: David Daney <ddaney.cavm@gmail.com>, <kvm@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/31] KVM/MIPS: Implement hardware virtualization via the MIPS-VZ extensions.
From: David Daney <ddaney@caviumnetworks.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 16:15:00 -0700
Cc: <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>, <ralf@linux-mips.org>, Sanjay Lal <sanjayl@kymasys.com>, <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, David Daney <david.daney@cavium.com>
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I should also add that I will shortly send patches for the kvm tool required to drive this VM as well as a small set of patches that create a para-virtualized MIPS/Linux guest kernel.

The idea is that because there is no standard SMP linux system, we create a standard para-virtualized system that uses a handful of hypercalls, but mostly just uses virtio devices. It has no emulated real hardware (no 8250 UART, no emulated legacy anything...)

David Daney


On 06/07/2013 04:03 PM, David Daney wrote:
From: David Daney <david.daney@cavium.com>

These patches take a somewhat different approach to MIPS
virtualization via the MIPS-VZ extensions than the patches previously
sent by Sanjay Lal.

Several facts about the code:

o Existing exception handlers are modified to hook in to KVM instead
   of intercepting all exceptions via the EBase register, and then
   chaining to real exception handlers.

o Able to boot 64-bit SMP guests that use the FPU (I have booted 4-way
   SMP 64-bit MIPS/Linux).

o Additional overhead on every exception even when *no* vCPU is running.

o Lower interrupt overhead, than the EBase interception method, when
   vCPU *is* running.

o This code is somewhat smaller than the existing trap/emulate
   implementation (about 2100 lines vs. about 5300 lines)

o Currently probably only usable on the OCTEON III CPU model, as some
   MIPS-VZ implementation-defined behaviors were assumed to have the
   OCTEON III behavior.

Note: I think Ralf already has the 17/31 (MIPS: Quit exposing Kconfig
symbols in uapi headers.) queued, but I also include it here.

David Daney (31):
   MIPS: Move allocate_kscratch to cpu-probe.c and make it public.
   MIPS: Save and restore K0/K1 when CONFIG_KVM_MIPSVZ
   mips/kvm: Fix 32-bitisms in kvm_locore.S
   mips/kvm: Add casts to avoid pointer width mismatch build failures.
   mips/kvm: Use generic cache flushing functions.
   mips/kvm: Rename kvm_vcpu_arch.pc to  kvm_vcpu_arch.epc
   mips/kvm: Rename VCPU_registername to KVM_VCPU_ARCH_registername
   mips/kvm: Fix code formatting in arch/mips/kvm/kvm_locore.S
   mips/kvm: Factor trap-and-emulate support into a pluggable
     implementation.
   mips/kvm: Implement ioctls to get and set FPU registers.
   MIPS: Rearrange branch.c so it can be used by kvm code.
   MIPS: Add instruction format information for WAIT, MTC0, MFC0, et al.
   mips/kvm: Add accessors for MIPS VZ registers.
   mips/kvm: Add thread_info flag to indicate operation in MIPS VZ Guest
     Mode.
   mips/kvm: Exception handling to leave and reenter guest mode.
   mips/kvm: Add exception handler for MIPSVZ Guest exceptions.
   MIPS: Quit exposing Kconfig symbols in uapi headers.
   mips/kvm: Add pt_regs slots for BadInstr and BadInstrP
   mips/kvm: Add host definitions for MIPS VZ based host.
   mips/kvm: Hook into TLB fault handlers.
   mips/kvm: Allow set_except_vector() to be used from MIPSVZ code.
   mips/kvm: Split get_new_mmu_context into two parts.
   mips/kvm: Hook into CP unusable exception handler.
   mips/kvm: Add thread_struct fields used by MIPSVZ hosts.
   mips/kvm: Add some asm-offsets constants used by MIPSVZ.
   mips/kvm: Split up Kconfig and Makefile definitions in preperation
     for MIPSVZ.
   mips/kvm: Gate the use of kvm_local_flush_tlb_all() by KVM_MIPSTE
   mips/kvm: Only use KVM_COALESCED_MMIO_PAGE_OFFSET with KVM_MIPSTE
   mips/kvm: Add MIPSVZ support.
   mips/kvm: Enable MIPSVZ in Kconfig/Makefile
   mips/kvm: Allow for upto 8 KVM vcpus per vm.

  arch/mips/Kconfig                   |    1 +
  arch/mips/include/asm/branch.h      |    7 +
  arch/mips/include/asm/kvm_host.h    |  622 +-----------
  arch/mips/include/asm/kvm_mips_te.h |  589 +++++++++++
  arch/mips/include/asm/kvm_mips_vz.h |   29 +
  arch/mips/include/asm/mipsregs.h    |  264 +++++
  arch/mips/include/asm/mmu_context.h |   12 +-
  arch/mips/include/asm/processor.h   |    6 +
  arch/mips/include/asm/ptrace.h      |   36 +
  arch/mips/include/asm/stackframe.h  |  150 ++-
  arch/mips/include/asm/thread_info.h |    2 +
  arch/mips/include/asm/uasm.h        |    2 +-
  arch/mips/include/uapi/asm/inst.h   |   23 +-
  arch/mips/include/uapi/asm/ptrace.h |   17 +-
  arch/mips/kernel/asm-offsets.c      |  124 ++-
  arch/mips/kernel/branch.c           |   63 +-
  arch/mips/kernel/cpu-probe.c        |   34 +
  arch/mips/kernel/genex.S            |    8 +
  arch/mips/kernel/scall64-64.S       |   12 +
  arch/mips/kernel/scall64-n32.S      |   12 +
  arch/mips/kernel/traps.c            |   15 +-
  arch/mips/kvm/Kconfig               |   23 +-
  arch/mips/kvm/Makefile              |   15 +-
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_locore.S          |  980 +++++++++---------
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mips.c            |  768 ++------------
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mips_comm.h       |    1 +
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mips_commpage.c   |    9 +-
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mips_dyntrans.c   |    4 +-
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mips_emul.c       |  312 +++---
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mips_int.c        |   53 +-
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mips_int.h        |    2 -
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mips_stats.c      |    6 +-
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mipsvz.c          | 1894 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mipsvz_guest.S    |  234 +++++
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_tlb.c             |  140 +--
  arch/mips/kvm/kvm_trap_emul.c       |  932 +++++++++++++++--
  arch/mips/mm/fault.c                |    8 +
  arch/mips/mm/tlbex-fault.S          |    6 +
  arch/mips/mm/tlbex.c                |   45 +-
  39 files changed, 5299 insertions(+), 2161 deletions(-)
  create mode 100644 arch/mips/include/asm/kvm_mips_te.h
  create mode 100644 arch/mips/include/asm/kvm_mips_vz.h
  create mode 100644 arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mipsvz.c
  create mode 100644 arch/mips/kvm/kvm_mipsvz_guest.S




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