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SubjectRe: [RFC V2 3/3] perf: qcom: Add Falkor CPU PMU IMPLEMENTATION DEFINED event support
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On 13/06/18 11:35, Will Deacon wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 04:41:32PM -0400, Agustin Vega-Frias wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>>
>> On 2018-06-12 10:40, Mark Rutland wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jun 07, 2018 at 09:56:48AM -0400, Agustin Vega-Frias wrote:
>>>> Selection of these events can be envisioned as indexing them from
>>>> a 3D matrix:
>>>> - the first index selects a Region Event Selection Register
>>>> (PMRESRx_EL0)
>>>> - the second index selects a group from which only one event at a time
>>>> can be selected
>>>> - the third index selects the event
>>>>
>>>> The event is encoded into perf_event_attr.config as 0xPRCCG, where:
>>>> P [config:16 ] = prefix (flag that indicates a matrix-based
>>>> event)
>>>> R [config:12-15] = register (specifies the PMRESRx_EL0 instance)
>>>> G [config:0-3 ] = group (specifies the event group)
>>>> CC [config:4-11 ] = code (specifies the event)
>>>>
>>>> Events with the P flag set to zero are treated as common PMUv3 events
>>>> and are directly programmed into PMXEVTYPERx_EL0.
>>>>
>>>> The first two indexes are set combining the RESR and group number with
>>>> a base number and writing it into the architected PMXEVTYPER_EL0
>>>> register.
>>>> The third index is set by writing the code into the bits corresponding
>>>> with the group into the appropriate IMPLEMENTATION DEFINED PMRESRx_EL0
>>>> register.
>>>
>>> When are the IMP DEF registers accessible at EL0? Are those goverend by
>>> the same controls as the architected registers?
>>
>> No, there is a separate IMP DEF register to control access.
>
> Great :( We need to make sure we disable EL0 access during boot then, but
> that means we need to prove for the existence of this thing in head.S
> (since the PMU driver might not get loaded).
>
> Also, what's the kvm story here so that we don't accidentally open up a
> VM-VM side-channel via these registers? How do the EL1 trapping controls
> work?

We'd trap the IMPDEF register access and inject an UNDEF (assuming that
the IMPDEF trapping works correctly). I have strictly no plan to support
this in a guest.

Thanks,

M.
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