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From: Suravee Suthikulpanit <suravee.suthikulpanit@amd.com>
To: "rkagan@virtuozzo.com" <rkagan@virtuozzo.com>,
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	"karahmed@amazon.de" <karahmed@amazon.de>,
	"rimasluk@amazon.com" <rimasluk@amazon.com>,
	"Grimm, Jon" <Jon.Grimm@amd.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 07/17] svm: Add support for setup/destroy virutal APIC backing page for AVIC
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:05:07 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <070710b6-0bf4-5f6e-2352-969e077eba14@amd.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191104215348.GA23545@rkaganb.lan>

Roman,

On 11/4/19 3:53 PM, Roman Kagan wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 01, 2019 at 10:41:30PM +0000, Suthikulpanit, Suravee wrote:
>> Re-factor avic_init_access_page() to avic_update_access_page() since
>> activate/deactivate AVIC requires setting/unsetting the memory region used
>> for virtual APIC backing page (APIC_ACCESS_PAGE_PRIVATE_MEMSLOT).
>
> AFAICT the patch actually touches the (de)allocation of the APIC access
> page rather than the APIC backing page (or I'm confused in the
> nomenclature).

The APIC backing page is allocated during vcpu initialization, while
the APIC_ACCESS_PAGE_PRIVATE_MEMSLOT, is initialized per-vm, and is
used mainly for access permission control of the APIC backing page.

There is a comment in the arch/x86/kvm/svm.c:

  /**
   * Note:
   * AVIC hardware walks the nested page table to check permissions,
   * but does not use the SPA address specified in the leaf page
   * table entry since it uses address in the AVIC_BACKING_PAGE pointer
   * field of the VMCB. Therefore, we set up the
   * APIC_ACCESS_PAGE_PRIVATE_MEMSLOT (4KB) here.
   */

When deactivate APICv, we do not destroy the APIC backing page, but
we need to de-allocate the APIC_ACCESS_PAGE_PRIVATE_MEMSLOT.

Thanks,
Suravee

> Thanks,
> Roman.
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2019-11-12  0:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-01 22:41 [PATCH v4 00/17] kvm: x86: Support AMD SVM AVIC w/ in-kernel irqchip mode Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 01/17] kvm: x86: Modify kvm_x86_ops.get_enable_apicv() to use struct kvm parameter Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 02/17] kvm: lapic: Introduce APICv update helper function Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 03/17] kvm: x86: Introduce APICv deactivate bits Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-02  9:51   ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 04/17] kvm: x86: Add support for activate/de-activate APICv at runtime Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-02  9:52   ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-11-04 19:22     ` Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 05/17] kvm: x86: Add APICv activate/deactivate request trace points Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 06/17] kvm: x86: svm: Add support to activate/deactivate posted interrupts Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 07/17] svm: Add support for setup/destroy virutal APIC backing page for AVIC Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-04 21:53   ` Roman Kagan
2019-11-12  0:05     ` Suravee Suthikulpanit [this message]
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 08/17] kvm: x86: Introduce APICv pre-update hook Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-04 22:05   ` Roman Kagan
2019-11-12  0:08     ` Suravee Suthikulpanit
2019-11-12 11:12       ` Roman Kagan
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 09/17] svm: Add support for activate/deactivate AVIC at runtime Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 10/17] kvm: x86: hyperv: Use APICv update request interface Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 11/17] svm: Deactivate AVIC when launching guest with nested SVM support Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 12/17] svm: Temporary deactivate AVIC during ExtINT handling Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-02 10:01   ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 13/17] kvm: i8254: Deactivate APICv when using in-kernel PIT re-injection mode Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-02  9:57   ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-11-04 18:54     ` Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-04 21:49       ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-11-05  7:05         ` Graf (AWS), Alexander
2019-11-05  8:40           ` Roman Kagan
2019-11-04 23:17     ` Roman Kagan
2019-11-05 22:47       ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-11-11 17:37         ` Suravee Suthikulpanit
2019-11-12 12:22           ` Roman Kagan
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 14/17] kvm: lapic: Clean up APIC predefined macros Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 15/17] kvm: ioapic: Refactor kvm_ioapic_update_eoi() Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 16/17] kvm: ioapic: Lazy update IOAPIC EOI Suthikulpanit, Suravee
2019-11-01 22:41 ` [PATCH v4 17/17] svm: Allow AVIC with in-kernel irqchip mode Suthikulpanit, Suravee

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