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From: Ani Sinha <ani@anisinha.ca>
To: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>
Cc: Ani Sinha <ani@anisinha.ca>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, anirban.sinha@nokia.com,
	mikelley@microsoft.com, "K. Y. Srinivasan" <kys@microsoft.com>,
	Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>,
	Stephen Hemminger <sthemmin@microsoft.com>,
	Wei Liu <wei.liu@kernel.org>, Dexuan Cui <decui@microsoft.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	x86@kernel.org, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	linux-hyperv@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86/hyperv: add comment describing TSC_INVARIANT_CONTROL MSR setting bit 0
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 19:03:48 +0530 (IST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.22.394.2107161903220.3272758@anisinha-lenovo> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <8735se1jbw.fsf@vitty.brq.redhat.com>



On Fri, 16 Jul 2021, Vitaly Kuznetsov wrote:

> Ani Sinha <ani@anisinha.ca> writes:
>
> > Commit dce7cd62754b5 ("x86/hyperv: Allow guests to enable InvariantTSC")
> > added the support for HV_X64_MSR_TSC_INVARIANT_CONTROL. Setting bit 0
> > of this synthetic MSR will allow hyper-v guests to report invariant TSC
> > CPU feature through CPUID. This comment adds this explanation to the code
> > and mentions where the Intel's generic platform init code reads this
> > feature bit from CPUID. The comment will help developers understand how
> > the two parts of the initialization (hyperV specific and non-hyperV
> > specific generic hw init) are related.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Ani Sinha <ani@anisinha.ca>
> > ---
> >  arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c | 8 ++++++++
> >  1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c
> > index 715458b7729a..d2429748170d 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c
> > @@ -368,6 +368,14 @@ static void __init ms_hyperv_init_platform(void)
> >  	machine_ops.crash_shutdown = hv_machine_crash_shutdown;
> >  #endif
> >  	if (ms_hyperv.features & HV_ACCESS_TSC_INVARIANT) {
> > +		/*
> > +		 * Setting bit 0 of the synthetic MSR 0x40000118 enables
> > +		 * guests to report invariant TSC feature through CPUID
> > +		 * instruction, CPUID 0x800000007/EDX, bit 8. See code in
> > +		 * early_init_intel() where this bit is examined. The
> > +		 * setting of this MSR bit should happen before init_intel()
> > +		 * is called.
>
> It should probably be emphasized, that write to 0x40000118
> updates/changes guest visible CPUIDs. This may not be clear as CPUIDs
> are generally considered 'static'.

Patch v2 sent.


      reply	other threads:[~2021-07-16 13:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-16  6:33 Ani Sinha
2021-07-16 13:25 ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2021-07-16 13:33   ` Ani Sinha [this message]

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