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From: Ankur Arora <ankur.a.arora@oracle.com>
To: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@citrix.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org
Cc: jgross@suse.com, sstabellini@kernel.org, konrad.wilk@oracle.com,
	pbonzini@redhat.com, boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com,
	joao.m.martins@oracle.com
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 04/16] x86/xen: hypercall support for xenhost_t
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:20:28 -0700
Message-ID: <fbfc0a0c-3707-7f17-9f2a-6c9d2c7b05b1@oracle.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <11f8b620-11ac-7075-019a-30d6bad7583c@citrix.com>

On 2019-06-12 2:15 p.m., Andrew Cooper wrote:
> On 09/05/2019 18:25, Ankur Arora wrote:
>> Allow for different hypercall implementations for different xenhost types.
>> Nested xenhost, which has two underlying xenhosts, can use both
>> simultaneously.
>>
>> The hypercall macros (HYPERVISOR_*) implicitly use the default xenhost.x
>> A new macro (hypervisor_*) takes xenhost_t * as a parameter and does the
>> right thing.
>>
>> TODO:
>>    - Multicalls for now assume the default xenhost
>>    - xen_hypercall_* symbols are only generated for the default xenhost.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Ankur Arora <ankur.a.arora@oracle.com>
> 
> Again, what is the hypervisor nesting and/or guest layout here?
Two hypervisors, L0 and L1, and the guest is a child of the L1
hypervisor but could have PV devices attached to both L0 and L1
hypervisors.

> 
> I can't think of any case where a single piece of software can
> legitimately have two hypercall pages, because if it has one working
> one, it is by definition a guest, and therefore not privileged enough to
> use the outer one.
Depending on which hypercall page is used, the hypercall would
(eventually) land in the corresponding hypervisor.

Juergen elsewhere pointed out proxying hypercalls is a better approach,
so I'm not really considering this any more but, given this layout, and
assuming that the hypercall pages could be encoded differently would it
still not work?

Ankur

> 
> ~Andrew
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Thread overview: 66+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-09 17:25 [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 00/16] xenhost support Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 01/16] x86/xen: add xenhost_t interface Ankur Arora
2019-06-07 15:04   ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-11  7:16     ` Ankur Arora
2019-06-14 11:52       ` Juergen Gross
2019-05-09 17:25 ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [RFC PATCH 02/16] x86/xen: cpuid support in xenhost_t Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25   ` [Xen-devel] " Ankur Arora
2019-06-12 21:09   ` Andrew Cooper
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 03/16] x86/xen: make hypercall_page generic Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [RFC PATCH 04/16] x86/xen: hypercall support for xenhost_t Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] " Ankur Arora
2019-06-12 21:15   ` Andrew Cooper
2019-06-14  7:20     ` Ankur Arora [this message]
2019-06-14  7:35       ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-14  8:00         ` Andrew Cooper
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [RFC PATCH 05/16] x86/xen: add feature support in xenhost_t Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] " Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 06/16] x86/xen: add shared_info support to xenhost_t Ankur Arora
2019-06-07 15:08   ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-08  5:01     ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [RFC PATCH 07/16] x86/xen: make vcpu_info part of xenhost_t Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25   ` [Xen-devel] " Ankur Arora
2019-06-14 11:53   ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-17  6:28     ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [RFC PATCH 08/16] x86/xen: irq/upcall handling with multiple xenhosts Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] " Ankur Arora
2019-06-14 12:01   ` Juergen Gross
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [RFC PATCH 09/16] xen/evtchn: support evtchn in xenhost_t Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] " Ankur Arora
2019-06-14 12:04   ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-17  6:09     ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [RFC PATCH 10/16] xen/balloon: support ballooning " Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] " Ankur Arora
2019-06-17  9:28   ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-19  2:24     ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [RFC PATCH 11/16] xen/grant-table: make grant-table xenhost aware Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25   ` [Xen-devel] " Ankur Arora
2019-06-17  9:36   ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-19  2:25     ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [RFC PATCH 12/16] xen/xenbus: support xenbus frontend/backend with xenhost_t Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] " Ankur Arora
2019-06-17  9:50   ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-19  2:38     ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 13/16] drivers/xen: gnttab, evtchn, xenbus API changes Ankur Arora
2019-06-17 10:07   ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-19  2:55     ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 14/16] xen/blk: " Ankur Arora
2019-06-17 10:14   ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-19  2:59     ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [RFC PATCH 15/16] xen/net: " Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] " Ankur Arora
2019-06-17 10:14   ` Juergen Gross
2019-05-09 17:25 ` [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 16/16] xen/grant-table: host_addr fixup in mapping on xenhost_r0 Ankur Arora
2019-06-17 10:55   ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-19  3:02     ` Ankur Arora
2019-05-09 17:25 ` Ankur Arora
2019-06-07 14:51 ` [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH 00/16] xenhost support Juergen Gross
2019-06-07 15:22   ` Joao Martins
2019-06-07 16:21     ` Juergen Gross
2019-06-08  5:50       ` Ankur Arora
2019-06-08  5:33   ` Ankur Arora

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