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SubjectRe: [RFC V2 3/3] perf: qcom: Add Falkor CPU PMU IMPLEMENTATION DEFINED event support
On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 01:59:58PM +0100, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 13/06/18 11:35, Will Deacon wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 04:41:32PM -0400, Agustin Vega-Frias wrote:
> >> On 2018-06-12 10:40, Mark Rutland wrote:
> >>> 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.

Ah, so we could actually configure that in el2_setup and solve the host
problem if we're entered at EL2. Agustin -- does that work, and what do we
need to do if the host is entered at EL1?

Will

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