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From: Alexander Graf <graf@amazon.com>
To: "Suthikulpanit, Suravee" <Suravee.Suthikulpanit@amd.com>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"kvm@vger.kernel.org" <kvm@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: "pbonzini@redhat.com" <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	"rkrcmar@redhat.com" <rkrcmar@redhat.com>,
	"joro@8bytes.org" <joro@8bytes.org>,
	"jschoenh@amazon.de" <jschoenh@amazon.de>,
	"karahmed@amazon.de" <karahmed@amazon.de>,
	"rimasluk@amazon.com" <rimasluk@amazon.com>,
	"Grimm, Jon" <Jon.Grimm@amd.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 04/15] kvm: x86: Add per-VM APICv state debugfs
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:20:57 +0200
Message-ID: <f9c62280-efb4-197d-1444-fce8f3d15132@amazon.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <049c0f98-bd89-ee3c-7869-92972f2d7c31@amd.com>



On 26.08.19 21:41, Suthikulpanit, Suravee wrote:
> Alex,
> 
> On 8/19/2019 4:57 AM, Alexander Graf wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 15.08.19 18:25, Suthikulpanit, Suravee wrote:
>>> Currently, there is no way to tell whether APICv is active
>>> on a particular VM. This often cause confusion since APICv
>>> can be deactivated at runtime.
>>>
>>> Introduce a debugfs entry to report APICv state of a VM.
>>> This creates a read-only file:
>>>
>>>      /sys/kernel/debug/kvm/70860-14/apicv-state
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Suravee Suthikulpanit <suravee.suthikulpanit@amd.com>
>>
>> Shouldn't this first and foremost be a VM ioctl so that user space can inquire its own state?
>>
>>
>> Alex
> 
> I introduce this mainly for debugging similar to how KVM is currently provides
> some per-VCPU information:
> 
>       /sys/kernel/debug/kvm/15957-14/vcpu0/
>           lapic_timer_advance_ns
>           tsc-offset
>           tsc-scaling-ratio
>           tsc-scaling-ratio-frac-bits
> 
> I'm not sure if this needs to be VM ioctl at this point. If this information is
> useful for user-space tool to inquire via ioctl, we can also provide it.

I'm mostly thinking of something like "info apic" in QEMU which to me 
seems like the natural place for APIC information exposure to a user. 
The problem with debugfs is that it's not accessible to the user that 
created the VM, but only root, right?

That said, I don't feel very strongly here.


Alex



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Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-15 16:25 [PATCH v2 00/15] kvm: x86: Support AMD SVM AVIC w/ in-kernel irqchip mode Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 01/15] kvm: x86: Modify kvm_x86_ops.get_enable_apicv() to use struct kvm parameter Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-27  7:15   ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 02/15] kvm: x86: Introduce KVM APICv state Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-19  9:49   ` Alexander Graf
2019-08-26 19:06     ` Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 03/15] kvm: Add arch-specific per-VM debugfs support Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 04/15] kvm: x86: Add per-VM APICv state debugfs Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-19  9:57   ` Alexander Graf
2019-08-26 19:41     ` Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-27  8:20       ` Alexander Graf [this message]
2019-08-28 18:39         ` Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-28 19:36           ` Graf (AWS), Alexander
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 05/15] kvm: lapic: Introduce APICv update helper function Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-27  7:22   ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 06/15] kvm: x86: Add support for activate/de-activate APICv at runtime Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-27  7:29   ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2019-08-27  8:05     ` Alexander Graf
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 07/15] kvm: x86: svm: Add support to activate/deactivate posted interrupts Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 08/15] svm: Add support for setup/destroy virutal APIC backing page for AVIC Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 09/15] svm: Add support for activate/deactivate AVIC at runtime Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-19 10:28   ` Alexander Graf
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 10/15] kvm: x86: hyperv: Use APICv deactivate request interface Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-19 10:31   ` Alexander Graf
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 11/15] svm: Temporary deactivate AVIC during ExtINT handling Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-19 10:35   ` Alexander Graf
2019-08-28 15:17     ` Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-28 19:37       ` Graf (AWS), Alexander
2019-09-10 15:46         ` Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 12/15] kvm: i8254: Check LAPIC EOI pending when injecting irq on SVM AVIC Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-19 10:42   ` Alexander Graf
2019-08-26 20:46     ` Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-27  9:10       ` Alexander Graf
2019-09-13 14:50         ` Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 13/15] kvm: lapic: Clean up APIC predefined macros Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 14/15] kvm: ioapic: Delay update IOAPIC EOI for RTC Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-19 11:00   ` Alexander Graf
2019-09-04  2:06     ` Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-08-15 16:25 ` [PATCH v2 15/15] svm: Allow AVIC with in-kernel irqchip mode Suthikulpanit, Suravee

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