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From: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
To: Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>
Cc: Anders Berg <anders.berg@lsi.com>,
	Russell King <linux@arm.linux.org.uk>,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	kvm@vger.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/5] Removing support for 32bit KVM/arm host
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:46:08 +0000
Message-ID: <20200210154608.GA21086@willie-the-truck> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200210141324.21090-1-maz@kernel.org>

On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 02:13:19PM +0000, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> KVM/arm was merged just over 7 years ago, and has lived a very quiet
> life so far. It mostly works if you're prepared to deal with its
> limitations, it has been a good prototype for the arm64 version,
> but it suffers a few problems:
> 
> - It is incomplete (no debug support, no PMU)
> - It hasn't followed any of the architectural evolutions
> - It has zero users (I don't count myself here)

I tend to use it to test that it still works, but that's it.

> - It is more and more getting in the way of new arm64 developments

To echo this last point, we're currently looking at the possibility of
using KVM to isolate VMs from the host in Android. The scope of the
changes we think we'll have to make would mean effectively duplicating
the existing code for 32-bit or implementing a whole load of unused and
untested functionality to keep the current structure. Neither of these
options are particularly satisfactory from a maintainance point of view,
so removing the 32-bit code if it doesn't have any significant use would
be welcomed:

Acked-by: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>

Will
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2020-02-10 14:13 ` Marc Zyngier
2020-02-10 14:13   ` [RFC PATCH 1/5] arm: Unplug KVM from the build system Marc Zyngier
2020-02-10 14:13   ` [RFC PATCH 2/5] arm: Remove KVM from config files Marc Zyngier
2020-02-10 14:13   ` [RFC PATCH 3/5] arm: Remove 32bit KVM host support Marc Zyngier
2020-02-10 14:13   ` [RFC PATCH 4/5] arm: Remove HYP/Stage-2 page-table support Marc Zyngier
2020-02-10 14:13   ` [RFC PATCH 5/5] arm: Remove GICv3 vgic compatibility macros Marc Zyngier
2020-02-10 15:21   ` [RFC PATCH 0/5] Removing support for 32bit KVM/arm host Olof Johansson
2020-02-10 15:54     ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-10 15:46   ` Will Deacon [this message]
2020-02-10 16:25   ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-02-10 16:26     ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-02-11 15:12   ` Vladimir Murzin
2020-02-11 15:23   ` Catalin Marinas
2020-02-17  0:14   ` Linus Walleij
2020-02-19 13:53   ` Stefan Agner
2020-02-20 11:01     ` Marc Zyngier
2020-02-19 14:56   ` Christoffer Dall
2020-02-19 15:09   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-19 15:46     ` Jan Kiszka
2020-02-20 10:29       ` Marc Zyngier
2020-02-20 12:44   ` Marek Szyprowski
2020-02-20 13:15     ` Marc Zyngier
2020-02-20 13:17       ` Paolo Bonzini
2020-02-20 13:32       ` Robin Murphy
2020-02-20 14:01         ` Marc Zyngier
2020-02-20 14:38           ` Robin Murphy
2020-02-22 14:21   ` Takashi Yoshi
2020-02-22 14:40   ` Takashi Yoshi
2020-02-22 21:31     ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-02-25 21:34       ` Takashi Yoshi

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