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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH v3] ppc: introduce CPUPPCState::cpu_dt_id

From: Alexey Kardashevskiy
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH v3] ppc: introduce CPUPPCState::cpu_dt_id
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:58:55 +1100
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On 11/04/2013 08:41 PM, Alexander Graf wrote:
> On 04.11.2013, at 02:10, Alexey Kardashevskiy <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Normally CPUState::cpu_index is used to pick the right CPU for various
>> operations. However default consecutive numbering does not always work
>> for POWERPC.
>> For example, on POWER7 (which supports 4 threads per core),
>> "-smp 8,threads=4" should create CPUs with indexes 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and
>> "-smp 8,threads=1" should create CPUs with indexes 0,4,8,12,16,20,24,28.
>> These indexes are reflected in /proc/device-tree/cpus/PowerPC,address@hidden
>> and used to call KVM VCPU's ioctls. In order to achieve this,
>> kvmppc_fixup_cpu() was introduced. Roughly speaking, it multiplies
>> cpu_index by the number of threads per core.
>> This approach has disadvantages such as:
>> 1. NUMA configuration stays broken after the fixup;
>> 2. CPU-related commands from QEMU Monitor do not work properly as
>> the accept fixed CPU indexes and the user does not really know
>> what they are after fixup as the number of threads per core changes
>> between CPU versions and via QEMU command line.
>> This introduces a new @cpu_dt_id field in the CPUPPCState struct which
>> is set from @cpu_index by default but can be fixed later to the value
>> which a hypervisor can accept. This also introduces two POWERPC-arch
>> specific functions:
>> 1. int ppc_get_vcpu_dt_id(CPUState *cs) - returns a device-tree ID
>> for a CPU;
>> 2. CPUState *ppc_get_vcpu_by_dt_id(int cpu_dt_id) - finds CPUState by
>> a device-tree CPU ID.
>> This uses the new functions to:
>> 1. fix emulated XICS hypercall handlers as they receive fixed CPU indexes;
>> 2. fix XICS-KVM to enable in-kernel XICS on right CPU;
>> 3. compose correct device-tree.
>> This removes @cpu_index fixup as @cpu_dt_id is used instead so QEMU monitor
>> can accept command-line CPU indexes again.
> So this patch feels awkward. We use the dt fixup at random places in 
> completely dt unrelated code paths.

Yep. I called it smp_cpu_index in the first place :)

> What we really have are 3 semantically separate entities:
>   * QEMU internal cpu id
>   * KVM internal cpu id
>   * DT exposed cpu id

> As you have noted, it's a good idea to keep the QEMU internal cpu id
> linear, thus completely separate from the others. The DT exposed cpu id
> should be 100% local to hw/ppc/spapr*.c. I don't think any code outside
> of the DT generation and anything that accesses the "Virtual Processor
> Number" in sPAPR needs to care about the DT cpu id. All that code is
> 100% KVM agnostic.
> The KVM internal cpu id should probably be a new field in the generic
> CPUState that gets used by kvm specific code that needs to know the KVM
> internal cpu id a vcpu was created with. The flow should be that
> kvm_arch_vcpu_id() tells kvm_init_vcpu() the kvm internal id to use
> which then stores it in CPUState. That way you can always get the KVM
> intenal cpu id from a CPU struct. All the references to this ID should
> _only_ happen from KVM only code.

If DT id is local to spapr*, then how do I implement kvm_arch_vcpu_id()?
Where will it get the fixed value? Do the same calculation in two different
places (for device tree and for kvm)?


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