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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 9/9] i386: Add Cascadelake-Server-v2 CPU mode
Daniel P . Berrangé
Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 9/9] i386: Add Cascadelake-Server-v2 CPU model
Tue, 2 Jul 2019 10:47:17 +0100
On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 09:28:44PM -0300, Eduardo Habkost wrote:
> Add new version of Cascadelake-Server CPU model, setting
> stepping=5 and enabling the IA32_ARCH_CAPABILITIES MSR
> with some flags.
> The new feature will introduce a new host software requirement,
> breaking our CPU model runnability promises. This means we can't
> enable the new CPU model version by default in QEMU 4.1, because
> management software isn't ready yet to resolve CPU model aliases.
> This is why "pc-*-4.1" will keep returning Cascadelake-Server-v1
> if "-cpu Cascadelake-Server" is specified.
Hmm, yes, we don't actually need to answer the question I
raised in the earlier patch for another 2 releases yet,
as we'll be sticking with v1 for all machines for a while.
> Includes a test case to ensure the right combinations of
> machine-type + CPU model + command-line feature flags will work
> as expected.
> Signed-off-by: Eduardo Habkost <address@hidden>
> Changes v1 -> v2:
> * Enable rdctl-no, ibrs-all, skip-l1dfl-vmentry
> (Suggested by Tao Xu)
> Cc: "Hu, Robert" <address@hidden>
> Cc: Tao Xu <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,
> Cc: "Lai, Paul C" <address@hidden>
> target/i386/cpu.c | 14 +++++
> tests/acceptance/x86_cpu_model_versions.py | 73 ++++++++++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 87 insertions(+)
Reviewed-by: Daniel P. Berrangé <address@hidden>
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