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Subject[PATCH 00/10] x86: Add support for running as secondary Jailhouse guest
This series paves the way to run Linux in so-called non-root cells
(guest partitions) of the Jailhouse hypervisor.

Jailhouse [1] was started 4 years ago as an open-source (GPL) leight-
weight hypervisor that statically partitions SMP systems. It's unique in
that it uses one Linux instance, the root cell, as boot loader and
management console. Jailhouse targets use cases for hard real-time and
safety-critical systems that KVM cannot cater due to its inherent

Jaihouse can run bare-metal, free and closed-source RTOSes as secondary
guests and, with this series, also x86 Linux instances. While ARM and
ARM64 non-root Linux guests are feasible without extra patches, thanks
to the high configurability via device trees, x86 requires special
platform support, mostly to step away from non-existing resources in a
non-root Jailhouse cell.

This series ensures that Linux can boot in a non-root cell, including
SMP cells, has working timekeeping and can use the platform UARTs and
PCI devices as assigned to it. In follow-up series, we will propose
optimizations and enhancements for the PCI support, a simplistic debug
console, and some improvement for Linux guests on ARM.

What is not yet in upstream-ready state is a driver for inter-cell
communication. The current implementation of virtual peer-to-peer
network [2] uses an enhanced version of the QEMU ivshmem shared memory
device. However we still need to finish the evaluation of virtio /
vhost-pci options prior to settling over the final interface.

This patch series is also available at

git:// d0036688b2da



Jan Kiszka (10):
x86/apic: Install an empty physflat_init_apic_ldr
x86: jailhouse: Add infrastructure for running in non-root cell
x86: jailhouse: Enable APIC and SMP support
x86: jailhouse: Enable PMTIMER
x86: jailhouse: Set up timekeeping
x86: jailhouse: Avoid access of unsupported platform resources
x86: jailhouse: Silence ACPI warning
x86: jailhouse: Halt instead of failing to restart
x86: jailhouse: Wire up IOAPIC for legacy UART ports
x86: jailhouse: Initialize PCI support

arch/x86/Kconfig | 13 ++
arch/x86/include/asm/hypervisor.h | 1 +
arch/x86/include/asm/jailhouse_para.h | 27 ++++
arch/x86/include/asm/tsc.h | 3 +
arch/x86/kernel/Makefile | 2 +
arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic_flat_64.c | 12 +-
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/hypervisor.c | 4 +
arch/x86/kernel/jailhouse.c | 252 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c | 7 +-
arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c | 14 +-
drivers/acpi/Kconfig | 32 ++---
11 files changed, 339 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 arch/x86/include/asm/jailhouse_para.h
create mode 100644 arch/x86/kernel/jailhouse.c


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