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SubjectRe: [PATCH V3 10/10] arm64: KVM: add guest SEA support
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On 10/14/2016 2:38 AM, Punit Agrawal wrote:
> "Baicar, Tyler" <tbaicar@codeaurora.org> writes:
>
>> Hello Punit,
>>
>> On 10/13/2016 7:14 AM, Punit Agrawal wrote:
>>> Hi Tyler,
>>>
>>> I know I've had my last comment already ;), but I thought I'd rather
>>> raise the question than stay confused...
>>>
>>> Tyler Baicar <tbaicar@codeaurora.org> writes:
>>>
>>>> Currently external aborts are unsupported by the guest abort
>>>> handling. Add handling for SEAs so that the host kernel reports
>>>> SEAs which occur in the guest kernel.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Tyler Baicar <tbaicar@codeaurora.org>
>>>> ---
>>>> arch/arm/include/asm/kvm_arm.h | 1 +
>>>> arch/arm/include/asm/system_misc.h | 5 +++++
>>>> arch/arm/kvm/mmu.c | 15 +++++++++++++--
>>>> arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_arm.h | 1 +
>>>> arch/arm64/include/asm/system_misc.h | 2 ++
>>>> arch/arm64/mm/fault.c | 13 +++++++++++++
>>>> 6 files changed, 35 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
[...]
>>>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/mm/fault.c b/arch/arm64/mm/fault.c
>>>> index 81cb7ad..d714432 100644
>>>> --- a/arch/arm64/mm/fault.c
>>>> +++ b/arch/arm64/mm/fault.c
>>>> @@ -597,6 +597,19 @@ static const char *fault_name(unsigned int esr)
>>>> }
>>>> /*
>>>> + * Handle Synchronous External Aborts that occur in a guest kernel.
>>>> + */
>>>> +int handle_guest_sea(unsigned long addr, unsigned int esr)
>>>> +{
>>>> + atomic_notifier_call_chain(&sea_handler_chain, 0, NULL);
>>>> +
>>>> + pr_err("Synchronous External Abort: %s (0x%08x) at 0x%016lx\n",
>>>> + fault_name(esr), esr, addr);
>>>> +
>>>> + return 0;
>>>> +}
>>> Don't we need to pass the abort to the guest?
>> This requires some infrastructure to implement virtual "ACPI platform
>> error interface" to expose the details of the abort to the guest. This
>> patchset does not cover that and focuses on feature parity with other
>> architectures that support APEI. There are discussions among Linaro
>> partners about how this can be achieved in the long term, but that
>> work is outside the scope of this patchset. This patch will ensure
>> that if a guest encounters one of these errors then it will be
>> reported before getting killed. Before this patch we would just get an
>> unsupported FSC print out and then the guest would be killed.
> OK.
>
> I think we might be talking about different things though.
>
> I am referring to the injection of the synchronous external abort into
> the guest - similar to what's been done for prefetch abort in the
> kvm_guest_handle_abort.
>
> Maybe there is no benefit in passing the abort to the guest. In that
> case, can you please add a comment where you handle external abort
> (FSC_EXTABT) in kvm_guest_handle_abort.
Yes, I will add a comment there in the next version.

Thanks,
Tyler

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