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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 0/3] KVM: x86: Enable user wait instructions
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On 7/20/2019 1:18 AM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 19/07/19 08:31, Tao Xu wrote:
>> Ping for comments :)
>
> Hi, I'll look at it for 5.4, right after the merge window.
>
> Paolo
>
Thank you Paolo!

>> On 7/16/2019 2:55 PM, Tao Xu wrote:
>>> UMONITOR, UMWAIT and TPAUSE are a set of user wait instructions.
>>>
>>> UMONITOR arms address monitoring hardware using an address. A store
>>> to an address within the specified address range triggers the
>>> monitoring hardware to wake up the processor waiting in umwait.
>>>
>>> UMWAIT instructs the processor to enter an implementation-dependent
>>> optimized state while monitoring a range of addresses. The optimized
>>> state may be either a light-weight power/performance optimized state
>>> (c0.1 state) or an improved power/performance optimized state
>>> (c0.2 state).
>>>
>>> TPAUSE instructs the processor to enter an implementation-dependent
>>> optimized state c0.1 or c0.2 state and wake up when time-stamp counter
>>> reaches specified timeout.
>>>
>>> Availability of the user wait instructions is indicated by the presence
>>> of the CPUID feature flag WAITPKG CPUID.0x07.0x0:ECX[5].
>>>
>>> The patches enable the umonitor, umwait and tpause features in KVM.
>>> Because umwait and tpause can put a (psysical) CPU into a power saving
>>> state, by default we dont't expose it to kvm and enable it only when
>>> guest CPUID has it. If the instruction causes a delay, the amount
>>> of time delayed is called here the physical delay. The physical delay is
>>> first computed by determining the virtual delay (the time to delay
>>> relative to the VM’s timestamp counter).
>>>
>>> The release document ref below link:
>>> Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual,
>>> https://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/\
>>> managed/39/c5/325462-sdm-vol-1-2abcd-3abcd.pdf
>>>
>>> Changelog:
>>> v8:
>>>     Add vmx_waitpkg_supported() helper (Sean)
>>>     Add an accessor to expose umwait_control_cached (Sean)
>>>     Set msr_ia32_umwait_control in vcpu_vmx u32 and raise #GP when
>>>     [63:32] is set when rdmsr. (Sean)
>>>     Introduce a common exit helper handle_unexpected_vmexit (Sean)
>>> v7:
>>>     Add nested support for user wait instructions (Paolo)
>>>     Use the test on vmx->secondary_exec_control to replace
>>>     guest_cpuid_has (Paolo)
>>> v6:
>>>     add check msr_info->host_initiated in get/set msr(Xiaoyao)
>>>     restore the atomic_switch_umwait_control_msr()(Xiaoyao)
>>>
>>> Tao Xu (3):
>>>    KVM: x86: Add support for user wait instructions
>>>    KVM: vmx: Emulate MSR IA32_UMWAIT_CONTROL
>>>    KVM: vmx: Introduce handle_unexpected_vmexit and handle WAITPKG vmexit
>>>
>>>   arch/x86/include/asm/vmx.h      |  1 +
>>>   arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/vmx.h |  6 ++-
>>>   arch/x86/kernel/cpu/umwait.c    |  6 +++
>>>   arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c            |  2 +-
>>>   arch/x86/kvm/vmx/capabilities.h |  6 +++
>>>   arch/x86/kvm/vmx/nested.c       |  5 ++
>>>   arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c          | 83 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
>>>   arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.h          |  9 ++++
>>>   arch/x86/kvm/x86.c              |  1 +
>>>   9 files changed, 101 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
>>>
>>
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