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From: Zenghui Yu <yuzenghui@huawei.com>
To: <kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu>, <qemu-arm@nongnu.org>
Cc: zhang.zhanghailiang@huawei.com, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>
Subject: Can we boot a 512U kvm guest?
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:50:27 +0800
Message-ID: <86aa9609-7dc9-1461-ae47-f50897cd0875@huawei.com> (raw)

Hi folks,

Since commit e25028c8ded0 ("KVM: arm/arm64: Bump VGIC_V3_MAX_CPUS to
512"), we seemed to be allowed to boot a 512U guest.  But I failed to
start it up with the latest QEMU.  I guess there are at least *two*
reasons (limitations).

First I got a QEMU abort:
	"kvm_set_irq: Invalid argument"

Enable the trace_kvm_irq_line() under debugfs, when it comed with
vcpu-256, I got:
	"Inject UNKNOWN interrupt (3), vcpu->idx: 0, num: 23, level: 0"
and kvm_vm_ioctl_irq_line() returns -EINVAL to user-space...

So the thing is that we only have 8 bits for vcpu_index field ([23:16])
in KVM_IRQ_LINE ioctl.  irq_type field will be corrupted if we inject a
PPI to vcpu-256, whose vcpu_index will take 9 bits.

I temporarily patched the KVM and QEMU with the following diff:

diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/uapi/asm/kvm.h 
index 95516a4..39a0fb1 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/include/uapi/asm/kvm.h
+++ b/arch/arm64/include/uapi/asm/kvm.h
@@ -325,10 +325,10 @@ struct kvm_vcpu_events {

  /* KVM_IRQ_LINE irq field index values */
-#define KVM_ARM_IRQ_TYPE_MASK		0xff
+#define KVM_ARM_IRQ_TYPE_MASK		0xf
  #define KVM_ARM_IRQ_VCPU_SHIFT		16
-#define KVM_ARM_IRQ_VCPU_MASK		0xff
+#define KVM_ARM_IRQ_VCPU_MASK		0xfff
  #define KVM_ARM_IRQ_NUM_SHIFT		0
  #define KVM_ARM_IRQ_NUM_MASK		0xffff


It makes things a bit better, it also immediately BREAKs the api with
old versions.

Next comes one more QEMU abort (with the "fix" above):
	"Failed to set device address: No space left on device"

We register two io devices (rd_dev and sgi_dev) on KVM_MMIO_BUS for
each redistributor. 512 vcpus take 1024 io devices, which is beyond the
maximum limitation of the current kernel - NR_IOBUS_DEVS (1000).
So we get a ENOSPC error here.

I don't know if the similar problems have been discussed before in ML.
Is it time to really support the 512U guest?


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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-13  8:50 Zenghui Yu [this message]
2019-08-13 14:17 ` Marc Zyngier
2019-08-13 21:44   ` Auger Eric
2019-08-14  6:51   ` Zenghui Yu
2019-08-22  9:08 ` Auger Eric
2019-08-22  9:29   ` Marc Zyngier
2019-08-22  9:50     ` Auger Eric
2019-08-22 10:23       ` Marc Zyngier
2019-08-23  2:21   ` Zenghui Yu
2019-08-23  7:37     ` Auger Eric

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