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From: Marc Zyngier <>
To: Akihiko Odaki <>
	Mathieu Poirier <>,
	Oliver Upton <>,
	Suzuki K Poulose <>,
	Alexandru Elisei <>,
	James Morse <>, Will Deacon <>,
	Catalin Marinas <>,, Alyssa Rosenzweig <>,
	Sven Peter <>, Hector Martin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] KVM: arm64: Handle CCSIDR associativity mismatches
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 11:06:50 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, 01 Dec 2022 10:49:11 +0000,
Akihiko Odaki <> wrote:

Thanks for looking into this.

> M2 MacBook Air has mismatched CCSIDR associativity bits, which makes the
> bits a KVM vCPU sees inconsistent when migrating.

Can you describe the actual discrepancy? Is that an issue between the
two core types? In which case, nothing says that these two cluster
should have the same cache topology.

> It also makes QEMU fail restoring the vCPU registers because QEMU saves
> and restores all of the registers including CCSIDRs, and if the vCPU
> migrated among physical CPUs between saving and restoring, it tries to
> restore CCSIDR values that mismatch with the current physical CPU, which
> causes EFAULT.

Well, QEMU will have plenty of other problems, starting with MIDRs,
which always reflect the physical one. In general, KVM isn't well
geared for VMs spanning multiple CPU types. It is improving, but there
is a long way to go.

> Trap CCSIDRs if there are CCSIDR value msimatches, and override the
> associativity bits when handling the trap.

TBH, I'd rather we stop reporting this stuff altogether.

There is nothing a correctly written arm64 guest should do with any of
this (this is only useful for set/way CMOs, which non-secure SW should
never issue). It would be a lot better to expose a virtual topology
(one set, one way, one level). It would also save us from the CCSIDRX

The only complexity would be to still accept different topologies from
userspace so that we can restore a VM saved before this virtual

Do you mind having a look at this?



Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-12-01 11:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-12-01 10:49 [PATCH 0/3] KVM: arm64: Handle CCSIDR associativity mismatches Akihiko Odaki
2022-12-01 10:49 ` [PATCH 1/3] KVM: arm64: Make CCSIDRs consistent Akihiko Odaki
2022-12-01 10:49 ` [PATCH 2/3] arm64: errata: Check for mismatched cache associativity Akihiko Odaki
2022-12-01 10:49 ` [PATCH 3/3] KVM: arm64: Handle CCSIDR associativity mismatches Akihiko Odaki
2022-12-01 11:06 ` Marc Zyngier [this message]
2022-12-01 17:26   ` [PATCH 0/3] " Akihiko Odaki
2022-12-01 23:13     ` Marc Zyngier
2022-12-02  5:17       ` Akihiko Odaki
2022-12-02  9:40         ` Marc Zyngier
2022-12-02  9:55           ` Akihiko Odaki
2022-12-04 14:57             ` Marc Zyngier
2022-12-11  5:25               ` Akihiko Odaki
2022-12-11 10:21                 ` Marc Zyngier
2022-12-11 10:44                   ` Akihiko Odaki
2022-12-01 18:29   ` Oliver Upton
2022-12-01 23:14     ` Marc Zyngier
2022-12-02 18:54       ` Oliver Upton

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