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From: Paul Mackerras <paulus@ozlabs.org>
To: Bharata B Rao <bharata@linux.ibm.com>
Cc: linuxram@us.ibm.com, cclaudio@linux.ibm.com,
	kvm-ppc@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org, jglisse@redhat.com,
	aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com, paulus@au1.ibm.com,
	sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com, linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org,
	hch@lst.de
Subject: Re: [PATCH v10 6/8] KVM: PPC: Support reset of secure guest
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:28:06 +1100
Message-ID: <20191111052806.GC4017@oak.ozlabs.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191104041800.24527-7-bharata@linux.ibm.com>

On Mon, Nov 04, 2019 at 09:47:58AM +0530, Bharata B Rao wrote:
> Add support for reset of secure guest via a new ioctl KVM_PPC_SVM_OFF.
> This ioctl will be issued by QEMU during reset and includes the
> the following steps:
> 
> - Ask UV to terminate the guest via UV_SVM_TERMINATE ucall
> - Unpin the VPA pages so that they can be migrated back to secure
>   side when guest becomes secure again. This is required because
>   pinned pages can't be migrated.

Unpinning the VPA pages is normally handled during VM reset by QEMU
doing set_one_reg operations to set the values for the
KVM_REG_PPC_VPA_ADDR, KVM_REG_PPC_VPA_SLB and KVM_REG_PPC_VPA_DTL
pseudo-registers to zero.  Is there some reason why this isn't
happening for a secure VM, and if so, what is that reason?
If it is happening, then why do we need to unpin the pages explicitly
here?

> - Reinitialize guest's partitioned scoped page tables. These are
>   freed when guest becomes secure (H_SVM_INIT_DONE)

It doesn't seem particularly useful to me to free the partition-scoped
page tables when the guest becomes secure, and it feels like it makes
things more fragile.  If you don't free them then, then you don't need
to reallocate them now.

> - Release all device pages of the secure guest.
> 
> After these steps, guest is ready to issue UV_ESM call once again
> to switch to secure mode.

Paul.

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Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-04  4:17 [PATCH v10 0/8] KVM: PPC: Driver to manage pages " Bharata B Rao
2019-11-04  4:17 ` [PATCH v10 1/8] mm: ksm: Export ksm_madvise() Bharata B Rao
2019-11-06  4:33   ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-06  6:45     ` Bharata B Rao
2019-11-07  5:45       ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-15 14:10         ` Bharata B Rao
2019-11-04  4:17 ` [PATCH v10 2/8] KVM: PPC: Support for running secure guests Bharata B Rao
2019-11-06  4:34   ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-04  4:17 ` [PATCH v10 3/8] KVM: PPC: Shared pages support for " Bharata B Rao
2019-11-06  4:52   ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-06  8:22     ` Bharata B Rao
2019-11-06  8:29       ` Bharata B Rao
2019-11-04  4:17 ` [PATCH v10 4/8] KVM: PPC: Radix changes for secure guest Bharata B Rao
2019-11-06  5:58   ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-06  8:36     ` Bharata B Rao
2019-11-04  4:17 ` [PATCH v10 5/8] KVM: PPC: Handle memory plug/unplug to secure VM Bharata B Rao
2019-11-11  4:25   ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-04  4:17 ` [PATCH v10 6/8] KVM: PPC: Support reset of secure guest Bharata B Rao
2019-11-11  5:28   ` Paul Mackerras [this message]
2019-11-11  6:55     ` Bharata B Rao
2019-11-12  5:34   ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-13 15:29     ` Bharata B Rao
2019-11-14  5:07       ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-04  4:17 ` [PATCH v10 7/8] KVM: PPC: Implement H_SVM_INIT_ABORT hcall Bharata B Rao
2019-11-11  4:19   ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-12  1:01     ` Ram Pai
2019-11-12  5:38       ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-12  7:52         ` Ram Pai
2019-11-12 11:32           ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-12 14:45             ` Ram Pai
2019-11-13  0:14               ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-13  6:32                 ` Ram Pai
2019-11-13 21:18                   ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-13 21:50                     ` Ram Pai
2019-11-14  5:08                       ` Paul Mackerras
2019-11-14  7:02                         ` Ram Pai
2019-11-04  4:18 ` [PATCH v10 8/8] KVM: PPC: Ultravisor: Add PPC_UV config option Bharata B Rao
2019-11-06  4:30 ` [PATCH v10 0/8] KVM: PPC: Driver to manage pages of secure guest Paul Mackerras
2019-11-06  6:20   ` Bharata B Rao

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