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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 08/18] arm/arm64: KVM: Add PSCI version selection API
On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 10:42:44AM +0000, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 05/02/18 09:58, Andrew Jones wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 09:24:33AM +0000, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> >> On 04/02/18 12:37, Christoffer Dall wrote:
>
> [...]
>
> >>> Given the urgency of adding mitigation towards variant 2 which is the
> >>> driver for this work, I think we should drop the compat functionality in
> >>> this series and work this out later on if needed. I think we can just
> >>> tweak the previous patch to enable PSCI 1.0 by default and drop this
> >>> patch for the current merge window.
> >>
> >> I'd be fine with that, as long as we have a clear agreement on the
> >> impact of such a move.
> >
> > Yeah, that's what I was trying to figure out with my fancy tables. I might
> > be coming around more to your approach now, though. Ensuring the new->old
> > migration fails is a nice feature of this series. It would be good if
> > we could preserve that behavior without committing to a new userspace
> > interface, but I'm not sure how. Maybe I should just apologize for the
> > noise, and this patch be left as is...
>
> How about we don't decide now?
>
> I can remove this patch from the series so that the core stuff can make
> it into the arm64 tree ASAP (I think Catalin wants to queue something
> early this week so that it can hit Linus' tree before the end of the
> merge window), and then repost this single patch on its own (with fixes
> for the things that Christoffer found in his review) after -rc1.
>
> It leaves us time to haggle over the userspace ABI (which is
> realistically not going to affect anyone), and we get the core stuff in
> place for SoC vendors to start updating their firmware.
>
I agree, that's what I tried to suggest in my e-mail as well. Just
remember to tweak the previous patch to actually enable PSCI 1.0 by
default.

Thanks,
-Christoffer

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