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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/4] KVM: LAPIC: Keep timer running when switching between one-shot and periodic mode
2017-10-04 1:06 GMT+08:00 Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@redhat.com>:
> 2017-09-28 18:04-0700, Wanpeng Li:
>> From: Wanpeng Li <wanpeng.li@hotmail.com>
>>
>> If we take TSC-deadline mode timer out of the picture, the Intel SDM
>> does not say that the timer is disable when the timer mode is change,
>> either from one-shot to periodic or vice versa.
>
> I think it does, please see comment under [v2 1/4].

As I replied to [v2 1/4].

Regards,
Wanpeng Li

>
>> After this patch, the timer is no longer disarmed on change of mode, so
>> the counter (TMCCT) keeps counting down.
>>
>> So what does a write to LVTT changes ? On baremetal, the change of mode
>> is probably taken into account only when the counter reach 0. When this
>> happen, LVTT is use to figure out if the counter should restard counting
>> down from TMICT (so periodic mode) or stop counting (if one-shot mode).
>>
>> This patch is based on observation of the behavior of the APIC timer on
>> baremetal as well as check that they does not go against the description
>> written in the Intel SDM.
>>
>> Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
>> Cc: Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@redhat.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Wanpeng Li <wanpeng.li@hotmail.com>
>> ---
>> arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c | 40 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
>> 1 file changed, 28 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c b/arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c
>> index a739cbb..946c11b 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c
>> @@ -1301,7 +1301,7 @@ static void update_divide_count(struct kvm_lapic *apic)
>> apic->divide_count);
>> }
>>
>> -static void apic_update_lvtt(struct kvm_lapic *apic)
>> +static bool apic_update_lvtt(struct kvm_lapic *apic)
>> {
>> u32 timer_mode = kvm_lapic_get_reg(apic, APIC_LVTT) &
>> apic->lapic_timer.timer_mode_mask;
>> @@ -1309,7 +1309,9 @@ static void apic_update_lvtt(struct kvm_lapic *apic)
>> if (apic->lapic_timer.timer_mode != timer_mode) {
>> apic->lapic_timer.timer_mode = timer_mode;
>> hrtimer_cancel(&apic->lapic_timer.timer);
>> + return true;
>> }
>> + return false;
>> }
>>
>> static void apic_timer_expired(struct kvm_lapic *apic)
>> @@ -1430,11 +1432,12 @@ static void start_sw_period(struct kvm_lapic *apic)
>> HRTIMER_MODE_ABS_PINNED);
>> }
>>
>> -static bool set_target_expiration(struct kvm_lapic *apic)
>> +static bool set_target_expiration(struct kvm_lapic *apic, bool timer_update)
>> {
>> - ktime_t now;
>> - u64 tscl = rdtsc();
>> + ktime_t now, remaining;
>> + u64 tscl = rdtsc(), delta;
>>
>> + /* Calculate the next time the timer should trigger an interrupt */
>> now = ktime_get();
>> apic->lapic_timer.period = (u64)kvm_lapic_get_reg(apic, APIC_TMICT)
>> * APIC_BUS_CYCLE_NS * apic->divide_count;
>> @@ -1470,9 +1473,21 @@ static bool set_target_expiration(struct kvm_lapic *apic)
>> ktime_to_ns(ktime_add_ns(now,
>> apic->lapic_timer.period)));
>>
>> + if (!timer_update)
>> + delta = apic->lapic_timer.period;
>> + else {
>> + remaining = ktime_sub(apic->lapic_timer.target_expiration, now);
>> + if (ktime_to_ns(remaining) < 0)
>> + remaining = 0;
>> + delta = mod_64(ktime_to_ns(remaining), apic->lapic_timer.period);
>> + }
>> +
>> + if (!delta)
>> + return false;
>> +
>> apic->lapic_timer.tscdeadline = kvm_read_l1_tsc(apic->vcpu, tscl) +
>> - nsec_to_cycles(apic->vcpu, apic->lapic_timer.period);
>> - apic->lapic_timer.target_expiration = ktime_add_ns(now, apic->lapic_timer.period);
>> + nsec_to_cycles(apic->vcpu, delta);
>> + apic->lapic_timer.target_expiration = ktime_add_ns(now, delta);
>>
>> return true;
>> }
>> @@ -1609,12 +1624,12 @@ void kvm_lapic_restart_hv_timer(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
>> restart_apic_timer(apic);
>> }
>>
>> -static void start_apic_timer(struct kvm_lapic *apic)
>> +static void start_apic_timer(struct kvm_lapic *apic, bool timer_update)
>> {
>> atomic_set(&apic->lapic_timer.pending, 0);
>>
>> if ((apic_lvtt_period(apic) || apic_lvtt_oneshot(apic))
>> - && !set_target_expiration(apic))
>> + && !set_target_expiration(apic, timer_update))
>> return;
>>
>> restart_apic_timer(apic);
>> @@ -1729,7 +1744,8 @@ int kvm_lapic_reg_write(struct kvm_lapic *apic, u32 reg, u32 val)
>> val |= APIC_LVT_MASKED;
>> val &= (apic_lvt_mask[0] | apic->lapic_timer.timer_mode_mask);
>> kvm_lapic_set_reg(apic, APIC_LVTT, val);
>> - apic_update_lvtt(apic);
>> + if (apic_update_lvtt(apic) && !apic_lvtt_tscdeadline(apic))
>> + start_apic_timer(apic, true);
>> break;
>>
>> case APIC_TMICT:
>> @@ -1738,7 +1754,7 @@ int kvm_lapic_reg_write(struct kvm_lapic *apic, u32 reg, u32 val)
>>
>> hrtimer_cancel(&apic->lapic_timer.timer);
>> kvm_lapic_set_reg(apic, APIC_TMICT, val);
>> - start_apic_timer(apic);
>> + start_apic_timer(apic, false);
>> break;
>>
>> case APIC_TDCR:
>> @@ -1872,7 +1888,7 @@ void kvm_set_lapic_tscdeadline_msr(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, u64 data)
>>
>> hrtimer_cancel(&apic->lapic_timer.timer);
>> apic->lapic_timer.tscdeadline = data;
>> - start_apic_timer(apic);
>> + start_apic_timer(apic, false);
>> }
>>
>> void kvm_lapic_set_tpr(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, unsigned long cr8)
>> @@ -2238,7 +2254,7 @@ int kvm_apic_set_state(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, struct kvm_lapic_state *s)
>> apic_update_lvtt(apic);
>> apic_manage_nmi_watchdog(apic, kvm_lapic_get_reg(apic, APIC_LVT0));
>> update_divide_count(apic);
>> - start_apic_timer(apic);
>> + start_apic_timer(apic, false);
>> apic->irr_pending = true;
>> apic->isr_count = vcpu->arch.apicv_active ?
>> 1 : count_vectors(apic->regs + APIC_ISR);
>> --
>> 2.7.4
>>

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