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From: Andrew Murray <andrew.murray@arm.com>
To: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
Cc: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>,
	Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@arm.com>,
	kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 00/18] arm64: KVM: add SPE profiling support
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 12:54:49 +0000
Message-ID: <20191224125449.GL42593@e119886-lin.cambridge.arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191220175524.GC25258@lakrids.cambridge.arm.com>

On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 05:55:25PM +0000, Mark Rutland wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 02:30:07PM +0000, Andrew Murray wrote:
> > This series implements support for allowing KVM guests to use the Arm
> > Statistical Profiling Extension (SPE).
> > 
> > It has been tested on a model to ensure that both host and guest can
> > simultaneously use SPE with valid data. E.g.
> > 
> > $ perf record -e arm_spe/ts_enable=1,pa_enable=1,pct_enable=1/ \
> >         dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null count=1000
> > $ perf report --dump-raw-trace > spe_buf.txt
> 
> What happens if I run perf record on the VMM, or on the CPU(s) that the
> VMM is running on? i.e.
> 
> $ perf record -e arm_spe/ts_enable=1,pa_enable=1,pct_enable=1/ \
>         lkvm ${OPTIONS_FOR_GUEST_USING_SPE}
> 

By default perf excludes the guest, so this works as expected, just recording
activity of the process when it is outside the guest. (perf report appears
to give valid output).

Patch 15 currently prevents using perf to record inside the guest.


> ... or:
> 
> $ perf record -a -c 0 -e arm_spe/ts_enable=1,pa_enable=1,pct_enable=1/ \
>         sleep 1000 &
> $ taskset -c 0 lkvm ${OPTIONS_FOR_GUEST_USING_SPE} &
> 
> > As we save and restore the SPE context, the guest can access the SPE
> > registers directly, thus in this version of the series we remove the
> > trapping and emulation.
> > 
> > In the previous series of this support, when KVM SPE isn't supported
> > (e.g. via CONFIG_KVM_ARM_SPE) we were able to return a value of 0 to
> > all reads of the SPE registers - as we can no longer do this there isn't
> > a mechanism to prevent the guest from using SPE - thus I'm keen for
> > feedback on the best way of resolving this.
> 
> When not providing SPE to the guest, surely we should be trapping the
> registers and injecting an UNDEF?

Yes we should, I'll update the series.


> 
> What happens today, without these patches?
> 

Prior to this series MDCR_EL2_TPMS is set and E2PB is unset resulting in all
SPE registers being trapped (with NULL handlers).


> > It appears necessary to pin the entire guest memory in order to provide
> > guest SPE access - otherwise it is possible for the guest to receive
> > Stage-2 faults.
> 
> AFAICT these patches do not implement this. I assume that's what you're
> trying to point out here, but I just want to make sure that's explicit.

That's right.


> 
> Maybe this is a reason to trap+emulate if there's something more
> sensible that hyp can do if it sees a Stage-2 fault.

Yes it's not really clear to me at the moment what to do about this.

Thanks,

Andrew Murray

> 
> Thanks,
> Mark.

  reply index

Thread overview: 78+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-20 14:30 Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 01/18] dt-bindings: ARM SPE: highlight the need for PPI partitions on heterogeneous systems Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 02/18] arm64: KVM: reset E2PB correctly in MDCR_EL2 when exiting the guest(VHE) Andrew Murray
2019-12-21 13:12   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-24 10:29     ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-02 16:21       ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 03/18] arm64: KVM: define SPE data structure for each vcpu Andrew Murray
2019-12-21 13:19   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-24 12:01     ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 04/18] arm64: KVM: add SPE system registers to sys_reg_descs Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 05/18] arm64: KVM/VHE: enable the use PMSCR_EL12 on VHE systems Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 06/18] arm64: KVM: split debug save restore across vm/traps activation Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 07/18] arm64: KVM/debug: drop pmscr_el1 and use sys_regs[PMSCR_EL1] in kvm_cpu_context Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 08/18] arm64: KVM: add support to save/restore SPE profiling buffer controls Andrew Murray
2019-12-21 13:57   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-24 10:49     ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-24 15:17       ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-24 15:48         ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 09/18] arm64: KVM: enable conditional save/restore full " Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 18:06   ` Mark Rutland
2019-12-24 12:15     ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-21 14:13   ` Marc Zyngier
2020-01-07 15:13     ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-08 11:17       ` Marc Zyngier
2020-01-08 11:58         ` Will Deacon
2020-01-08 12:36           ` Marc Zyngier
2020-01-08 13:10             ` Will Deacon
2020-01-09 11:23               ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-09 11:25                 ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-09 12:01                   ` Will Deacon
2020-01-10 10:54     ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-10 11:04       ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-10 11:51         ` Marc Zyngier
2020-01-10 12:12           ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-10 11:18       ` Marc Zyngier
2020-01-10 12:12         ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-10 13:34           ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 10/18] arm64: KVM/debug: use EL1&0 stage 1 translation regime Andrew Murray
2019-12-22 10:34   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-24 11:11     ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-13 16:31     ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-15 14:03       ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 11/18] KVM: arm64: don't trap Statistical Profiling controls to EL2 Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 18:08   ` Mark Rutland
2019-12-22 10:42   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-23 11:56     ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-23 12:05       ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-23 12:10         ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-09 17:25           ` Andrew Murray
2020-01-09 17:42             ` Mark Rutland
2020-01-09 17:46               ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 12/18] KVM: arm64: add a new vcpu device control group for SPEv1 Andrew Murray
2019-12-22 11:03   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-24 12:30     ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 13/18] perf: arm_spe: Add KVM structure for obtaining IRQ info Andrew Murray
2019-12-22 11:24   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-24 12:35     ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 14/18] KVM: arm64: spe: Provide guest virtual interrupts for SPE Andrew Murray
2019-12-22 12:07   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-24 11:50     ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-24 12:42       ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-24 13:08         ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-24 13:22           ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-24 13:36             ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-24 13:46               ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 15/18] perf: arm_spe: Handle guest/host exclusion flags Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 18:10   ` Mark Rutland
2019-12-22 12:10   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-23 12:10     ` Andrew Murray
2019-12-23 12:18       ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 16/18] KVM: arm64: enable SPE support Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 17/18, KVMTOOL] update_headers: Sync kvm UAPI headers with linux v5.5-rc2 Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 14:30 ` [PATCH v2 18/18, KVMTOOL] kvm: add a vcpu feature for SPEv1 support Andrew Murray
2019-12-20 17:55 ` [PATCH v2 00/18] arm64: KVM: add SPE profiling support Mark Rutland
2019-12-24 12:54   ` Andrew Murray [this message]
2019-12-21 10:48 ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-22 12:22   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-12-24 12:56     ` Andrew Murray

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