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From: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
To: "xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org" <xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org>
Cc: "Andrew Cooper" <andrew.cooper3@citrix.com>,
	"Wei Liu" <wl@xen.org>, "Roger Pau Monné" <roger.pau@citrix.com>,
	"George Dunlap" <george.dunlap@citrix.com>,
	"Dario Faggioli" <dfaggioli@suse.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2] firmware/shim: UNSUPPORTED=n
Date: Wed, 26 May 2021 09:37:37 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <72b98382-34ba-6e9d-c90e-c913dfe66258@suse.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <19695ffc-34d8-b682-b092-668f872d4e57@suse.com>

We shouldn't default to include any unsupported code in the shim. Mark
the setting as off, replacing the ARGO specification. This points out
anomalies with the scheduler configuration: Unsupported schedulers
better don't default to Y in release builds (like is already the case
for ARINC653). Without at least the SCHED_NULL adjustments, the shim
would suddenly build with RTDS as its default scheduler.

As a result, the SCHED_NULL setting can also be dropped from defconfig.

Clearly with the shim defaulting to it, SCHED_NULL must be supported at
least there.

Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
Acked-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@citrix.com>
v2: Also drop SCHED_NULL setting from defconfig. Make SCHED_NULL the
    default when PV_SHIM_EXCLUSIVE.
I'm certainly open to consider alterations on the sched/Kconfig
adjustments, but _something_ needs to be done there. In particular I
was puzzled to find the NULL scheduler marked unsupported. Clearly with
the shim defaulting to it, it must be supported at least there.

In a PV_SHIM (but perhaps !PV_SHIM_EXCLUSIVE) build with the build-time
default not being SCHED_NULL, when actually running as shim I can't seem
to see how the null scheduler would get chosen as the default
nevertheless. Shouldn't this happen (in the absence of a command line

--- a/SUPPORT.md
+++ b/SUPPORT.md
@@ -351,9 +351,10 @@ Currently only single-vcpu domains are s
 A very simple, very static scheduling policy
 that always schedules the same vCPU(s) on the same pCPU(s).
 It is designed for maximum determinism and minimum overhead
-on embedded platforms.
+on embedded platforms and the x86 PV shim.
     Status: Experimental
+    Status, x86/shim: Supported
 ### NUMA scheduler affinity
--- a/xen/arch/x86/configs/pvshim_defconfig
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/configs/pvshim_defconfig
@@ -6,7 +6,6 @@ CONFIG_PV_SHIM=y
 # Disable features not used by the PV shim
 # CONFIG_XEN_SHSTK is not set
 # CONFIG_GRANT_TABLE is not set
@@ -15,7 +14,7 @@ CONFIG_SCHED_NULL=y
 # CONFIG_KEXEC is not set
 # CONFIG_XENOPROF is not set
 # CONFIG_XSM is not set
-# CONFIG_ARGO is not set
 # CONFIG_SCHED_CREDIT2 is not set
 # CONFIG_SCHED_RTDS is not set
--- a/xen/common/sched/Kconfig
+++ b/xen/common/sched/Kconfig
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ config SCHED_CREDIT2
 config SCHED_RTDS
 	bool "RTDS scheduler support (UNSUPPORTED)" if UNSUPPORTED
-	default y
+	default DEBUG
 	  The RTDS scheduler is a soft and firm real-time scheduler for
 	  multicore, targeted for embedded, automotive, graphics and gaming
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ config SCHED_ARINC653
 config SCHED_NULL
 	bool "Null scheduler support (UNSUPPORTED)" if UNSUPPORTED
-	default y
+	default PV_SHIM || DEBUG
 	  The null scheduler is a static, zero overhead scheduler,
 	  for when there always are less vCPUs than pCPUs, typically
@@ -39,6 +39,7 @@ config SCHED_NULL
 	prompt "Default Scheduler?"

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-26  7:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-30 14:39 [PATCH 0/3] firmware/shim: build adjustments Jan Beulich
2021-04-30 14:43 ` [PATCH 1/3] firmware/shim: update linkfarm exclusions Jan Beulich
2021-05-25 14:12   ` Roger Pau Monné
2021-04-30 14:44 ` [PATCH 2/3] firmware/shim: drop XEN_CONFIG_EXPERT uses Jan Beulich
2021-05-25 14:14   ` Roger Pau Monné
2021-05-25 15:14     ` Jan Beulich
2021-04-30 14:45 ` [PATCH 3/3] firmware/shim: UNSUPPORTED=n Jan Beulich
2021-05-25 14:39   ` Roger Pau Monné
2021-05-25 15:21     ` Jan Beulich
2021-05-25 15:51       ` Roger Pau Monné
2021-05-25 15:54         ` Jan Beulich
2021-05-25 11:10 ` Ping: [PATCH 0/3] firmware/shim: build adjustments Jan Beulich
2021-05-26  7:37 ` Jan Beulich [this message]
2021-05-26  8:27   ` [PATCH v2] firmware/shim: UNSUPPORTED=n Roger Pau Monné
2021-05-26  8:31     ` Jan Beulich
2021-05-27  6:49   ` Dario Faggioli
2021-06-02 11:57     ` Ian Jackson

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