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From: Jean-Christophe DUBOIS <jcd@tribudubois.net>
To: Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org>
Cc: qemu-arm <qemu-arm@nongnu.org>, QEMU Developers <qemu-devel@nongnu.org>
Subject: Re: Qemu and ARM secure state.
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2021 22:11:22 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <c8b89685-7490-328b-51a3-48711c140a84@tribudubois.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAFEAcA89YQ_vN-JpCeB+L==F5g1hM=CNMBzjaf5c3EHF19NVyQ@mail.gmail.com>

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Le 04/11/2021 à 12:11, Peter Maydell a écrit :
> On Wed, 3 Nov 2021 at 13:27, Jean-Christophe DUBOIS<jcd@tribudubois.net>  wrote:
>> I have a little application that is designed to work on the i.MX6UL processor.
>>
>> I developed it and tested it on the mcimx6ul-evk platform emulated by Qemu.
>>
>> This application used to work "flawlessly" on Qemu 5.0.50 and is working on Qemu 6.0.0 (available as a pre-built package on the latest Ubuntu).
>>
>> But when I try to run the exact same command line on a Qemu version I compile myself from main/latest of github (Qemu 6.1.50), my application fails to start.
>>
>> So a little background:
>>
>> My application expects to start in "secure" state and supervisor mode (which is the default state of i.MX6UL when booting barebone [without u-boot]).
>>
>>  From this state the application tries to get to "non secure" / hypervisor mode which imply going to the "secure" / monitor state before being able to drop to "non secure" / hypervisor. To do so is runs a "smc 0" operand (from "secure" / supervisor).
>>
>> This "smc" instruction is processed "as expected" by Qemu 5.0.50 and Qemu 6.0.0 (getting to "secure" / monitor mode) but on Qemu 6.1.50 (latest from github) it is as if the smc operand was a no-op. It doesn't trigger any exception and the processor just get to the next instruction after the "smc" instruction. So I am a bit puzzled.
>>
>> Is there something that changed in Qemu (since Qemu 6.0.0) when it comes to the "secure" world/state?
>> Is there some additional command line parameters to use (I search in the documentation but without luck) to get secure world behavior ?
>> Is it necessary to "adapt" the emulated platform (i.MX6UL/mcimx6ul-evk) in some way (it looks like the "virt" machine with "secure=on" does work for arm platform)?
> Could you try doing a bisect to find the QEMU commit that caused
> your guest to stop working ?

OK, I did the bisect and the commit that break the i.MX6UL behavior for 
my program is commit 9fcd15b9193e819b6cc2fd0a45e3506148812bb4 (arm: tcg: 
Adhere to SMCCC 1.3 section 5.2).

Before it the SMC instruction would trigger a monitor exception.

After it the SMC instruction is acting like a no-op.

Thanks

JC


>
> thanks
> -- PMM
>

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-11-04 21:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <07e63acb-b756-2586-2ba2-b54b837f7fc8@tribudubois.net>
2021-11-04 11:11 ` Peter Maydell
2021-11-04 21:11   ` Jean-Christophe DUBOIS [this message]
2021-11-06 10:04     ` Jean-Christophe DUBOIS
2021-11-06 13:04       ` Jean-Christophe DUBOIS
2021-11-06 18:11         ` Jean-Christophe DUBOIS
2021-11-08 14:14           ` Alex Bennée
2021-11-08 22:06             ` Jean-Christophe DUBOIS
2021-11-08 14:50           ` Peter Maydell
2021-11-08 22:09             ` Jean-Christophe DUBOIS
2021-11-09 10:55               ` Peter Maydell
2021-11-09 19:06                 ` Jean-Christophe DUBOIS
2021-11-09 19:20                   ` Peter Maydell

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