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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen/apic: implement io apic read with hypercall
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 01:38:28PM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-04-20 at 12:13 +0100, Lin Ming wrote:
> > On Fri, 2012-04-20 at 10:58 +0100, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> > > On 20/04/12 10:25, Lin Ming wrote:
> > > > Implements xen_io_apic_read with hypercall, so it returns proper IO-APIC
> > > > information instead of fabricated one.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Lin Ming <mlin@ss.pku.edu.cn>
> > > > ---
> > > > arch/x86/xen/apic.c | 16 +++++++++++-----
> > > > 1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/apic.c b/arch/x86/xen/apic.c
> > > > index aee16ab..f1f392d 100644
> > > > --- a/arch/x86/xen/apic.c
> > > > +++ b/arch/x86/xen/apic.c
> > > > @@ -1,14 +1,20 @@
> > > > #include <linux/init.h>
> > > > #include <asm/x86_init.h>
> > > > +#include <asm/apic.h>
> > > > +#include <xen/interface/physdev.h>
> > > > +#include <asm/xen/hypercall.h>
> > > >
> > > > unsigned int xen_io_apic_read(unsigned apic, unsigned reg)
> > > > {
> > > > - if (reg == 0x1)
> > > > - return 0x00170020;
> > > > - else if (reg == 0x0)
> > > > - return apic << 24;
> > > > + struct physdev_apic apic_op;
> > > > + int ret;
> > > >
> > > > - return 0xff;
> > > > + apic_op.apic_physbase = mpc_ioapic_addr(apic);
> > > > + apic_op.reg = reg;
> > > > + ret = HYPERVISOR_physdev_op(PHYSDEVOP_apic_read, &apic_op);
> > > > + if (ret)
> > > > + return ret;
> > > > + return apic_op.value;
> > >
> > > Hypercall ret errors are negative, yet this function is unsigned. Given
> > > that the previous function had no possible way to fail, perhaps on error
> > > you should fake up the values as before.
> >
> > How about return -1 on error?
> > The calling function can check -1 for error.
>
> Isn't -1 potentially (at least theoretically) a valid value to read from
> one of these registers?

Yeah, but then we are back to crashing at bootup (with dom0) :-)

Perhaps the fallback is to emulate (so retain some of the original code)
as we have been since .. uh 3.0?

>
> Under what circumstances can these hypercalls fail? Would a BUG_ON be
> appropriate/
>
> > unsigned int ret = apic_read(...);
> > if (ret == -1)
> > //handle error.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Lin Ming
> >
> >
> >
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