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SubjectRe: [PATCH resend v5 6/6] KVM: nVMX: Enable nested posted interrupt processing
On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 2:27 PM, Yong Wang <yong.y.wang@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 03, 2015 at 11:58:17PM +0800, Wincy Van wrote:
>> If vcpu has a interrupt in vmx non-root mode, we will
>> kick that vcpu to inject interrupt timely. With posted
>> interrupt processing, the kick intr is not needed, and
>> interrupts are fully taken care of by hardware.
>>
>> In nested vmx, this feature avoids much more vmexits
>> than non-nested vmx.
>>
>> This patch use L0's POSTED_INTR_NV to avoid unexpected
>> interrupt if L1's vector is different with L0's. If vcpu
>> is in hardware's non-root mode, we use a physical ipi to
>> deliver posted interrupts, otherwise we will accomplish
>> that posted interrupt in nested vm-entry manually.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Wincy Van <fanwenyi0529@gmail.com>
>> ---
>> arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c | 13 +++-
>> arch/x86/kvm/lapic.h | 1 +
>> arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 151 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>> 3 files changed, 158 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>>
>
> Wincy, our QA found regressions with this patch that 64bit L2 linux guest
> fails to boot up when running nested kvm on kvm.
>
> Environment:
> ------------
> Host OS (ia32/ia32e/IA64):ia32e
> Guest OS (ia32/ia32e/IA64):ia32e
> Guest OS Type (Linux/Windows):Linux
> kvm.git Commit:6557bada461afeaa920a189fae2cff7c8fdce39f
> qemu.kvm Commit:5c697ae74170d43928cb185f5ac1a9058adcae0b
> Host Kernel Version:3.19.0-rc3
> Hardware:Ivytown_EP, Haswell_EP
>
>
> Bug detailed description:
> --------------------------
> create 64bit linux guest as L2 guest, the guest boot up fail
>
> note:
> 1. create a 32bit linux guest as L2 guest, the guest boots up fine.
> 2. create a 64bit windows guest as L2 guest, the guest boots up fine.
> 3. this should be a kernel bug:
> kvm + qemu = result
> 6557bada + 5c697ae7 = bad
> 8fff5e37 + 5c697ae7 = good
>
> Reproduce steps:
> ----------------
> 1 create L1 guest:
> qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 8G -smp 4 -net nic,macaddr=00:12:31:34:51:31 -net tap,script=/etc/kvm/qemu-ifup nested-kvm.qcow -cpu host
>
> 2. create L2 guest
> qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 2G -smp 2 -net none rhel6u5.qcow
>
> Current result:
> ----------------
> create 64bit linux guest as L2 guest, the guest boots up fail
>
> Expected result:
> ----------------
> create 64bit linux guest as L2 guest, the guest boots up fine
>
> Please take a look.
>

Certainly, will do.

Thanks,
Wincy


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