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SubjectRE: [PATCH v3 4/4] KVM: arm64: Clear active_vmids on vCPU schedule out
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Will Deacon [mailto:will@kernel.org]
> Sent: 03 August 2021 12:41
> To: Shameerali Kolothum Thodi <shameerali.kolothum.thodi@huawei.com>
> Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org; kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu;
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; maz@kernel.org; catalin.marinas@arm.com;
> james.morse@arm.com; julien.thierry.kdev@gmail.com;
> suzuki.poulose@arm.com; jean-philippe@linaro.org;
> Alexandru.Elisei@arm.com; qperret@google.com; Linuxarm
> <linuxarm@huawei.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 4/4] KVM: arm64: Clear active_vmids on vCPU
> schedule out
>
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 11:40:09AM +0100, Shameer Kolothum wrote:
> > Like ASID allocator, we copy the active_vmids into the
> > reserved_vmids on a rollover. But it's unlikely that
> > every CPU will have a vCPU as current task and we may
> > end up unnecessarily reserving the VMID space.
> >
> > Hence, clear active_vmids when scheduling out a vCPU.
> >
> > Suggested-by: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Shameer Kolothum
> <shameerali.kolothum.thodi@huawei.com>
> > ---
> > arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h | 1 +
> > arch/arm64/kvm/arm.c | 1 +
> > arch/arm64/kvm/vmid.c | 6 ++++++
> > 3 files changed, 8 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
> b/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
> > index bb993bce1363..d93141cb8d16 100644
> > --- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
> > @@ -687,6 +687,7 @@ extern unsigned int kvm_arm_vmid_bits;
> > int kvm_arm_vmid_alloc_init(void);
> > void kvm_arm_vmid_alloc_free(void);
> > void kvm_arm_vmid_update(struct kvm_vmid *kvm_vmid);
> > +void kvm_arm_vmid_clear_active(void);
> >
> > static inline void kvm_arm_pvtime_vcpu_init(struct kvm_vcpu_arch
> *vcpu_arch)
> > {
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/kvm/arm.c b/arch/arm64/kvm/arm.c
> > index 077e55a511a9..b134a1b89c84 100644
> > --- a/arch/arm64/kvm/arm.c
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/kvm/arm.c
> > @@ -435,6 +435,7 @@ void kvm_arch_vcpu_put(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
> > kvm_timer_vcpu_put(vcpu);
> > kvm_vgic_put(vcpu);
> > kvm_vcpu_pmu_restore_host(vcpu);
> > + kvm_arm_vmid_clear_active();
> >
> > vcpu->cpu = -1;
> > }
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/kvm/vmid.c b/arch/arm64/kvm/vmid.c
> > index 5584e84aed95..5fd51f5445c1 100644
> > --- a/arch/arm64/kvm/vmid.c
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/kvm/vmid.c
> > @@ -116,6 +116,12 @@ static u64 new_vmid(struct kvm_vmid
> *kvm_vmid)
> > return idx2vmid(vmid) | generation;
> > }
> >
> > +/* Call with preemption disabled */
> > +void kvm_arm_vmid_clear_active(void)
> > +{
> > + atomic64_set(this_cpu_ptr(&active_vmids), 0);
> > +}
>
> I think this is very broken, as it will force everybody to take the
> slow-path when they see an active_vmid of 0.

Yes. I have seen that happening in my test setup.

> It also doesn't solve the issue I mentioned before, as an active_vmid of 0
> means that the reserved vmid is preserved.
>
> Needs more thought...

How about we clear all the active_vmids in kvm_arch_free_vm() if it
matches the kvm_vmid->id ? But we may have to hold the lock
there.

Thanks,
Shameer


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