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[Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 1/2] spapr/rtas: disable the decrementer interrupt whe

From: Cédric Le Goater
Subject: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 1/2] spapr/rtas: disable the decrementer interrupt when a CPU is unplugged
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 18:49:58 +0200

When a CPU is stopped with the 'stop-self' RTAS call, its state
'halted' is switched to 1 and, in this case, the MSR is not taken into
account anymore in the cpu_has_work() routine. Only the pending
hardware interrupts are checked with their LPCR:PECE* enablement bit.

If the DECR timer fires after 'stop-self' is called and before the CPU
'stop' state is reached, the nearly-dead CPU will have some work to do
and the guest will crash. This case happens very frequently with the
not yet upstream P9 XIVE exploitation mode. In XICS mode, the DECR is
occasionally fired but after 'stop' state, so no work is to be done
and the guest survives.

I suspect there is a race between the QEMU mainloop triggering the
timers and the TCG CPU thread but I could not quite identify the root
cause. To be safe, let's disable the decrementer interrupt in the LPCR
when the CPU is halted and reenable it when the CPU is restarted.

Signed-off-by: Cédric Le Goater <address@hidden>
 hw/ppc/spapr_rtas.c | 16 ++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)

diff --git a/hw/ppc/spapr_rtas.c b/hw/ppc/spapr_rtas.c
index cdf0b607a0a0..2389220c9738 100644
--- a/hw/ppc/spapr_rtas.c
+++ b/hw/ppc/spapr_rtas.c
@@ -174,6 +174,15 @@ static void rtas_start_cpu(PowerPCCPU *cpu_, 
sPAPRMachineState *spapr,
         env->msr = (1ULL << MSR_SF) | (1ULL << MSR_ME);
+        /* Enable DECR interrupt */
+        if (env->mmu_model == POWERPC_MMU_3_00) {
+            env->spr[SPR_LPCR] |= LPCR_DEE;
+        } else {
+            /* P7 and P8 both have same bit for DECR */
+            env->spr[SPR_LPCR] |= LPCR_P8_PECE3;
+        }
         env->nip = start;
         env->gpr[3] = r3;
         cs->halted = 0;
@@ -210,6 +219,13 @@ static void rtas_stop_self(PowerPCCPU *cpu, 
sPAPRMachineState *spapr,
      * no need to bother with specific bits, we just clear it.
     env->msr = 0;
+    if (env->mmu_model == POWERPC_MMU_3_00) {
+        env->spr[SPR_LPCR] &= ~LPCR_DEE;
+    } else {
+        /* P7 and P8 both have same bit for DECR */
+        env->spr[SPR_LPCR] &= ~LPCR_P8_PECE3;
+    }
 static inline int sysparm_st(target_ulong addr, target_ulong len,

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