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authorPaolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>2014-08-05 09:55:22 +0200
committerPaolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>2014-08-05 09:58:11 +0200
commitcc568ead3ce8e0284e7e2cc77bd1dafb03ba4ca1 (patch)
tree6525ab90e70f0e0736e9bc050f66645ca373c802 /Documentation/virtual
parent5d5768660539b6d0da0d46113ffb0676540579a6 (diff)
parent8e6afa36e754be84b468d7df9e5aa71cf4003f3b (diff)
Merge tag 'signed-kvm-ppc-next' of git://github.com/agraf/linux-2.6 into kvm
Patch queue for ppc - 2014-08-01 Highlights in this release include: - BookE: Rework instruction fetch, not racy anymore now - BookE HV: Fix ONE_REG accessors for some in-hardware registers - Book3S: Good number of LE host fixes, enable HV on LE - Book3S: Some misc bug fixes - Book3S HV: Add in-guest debug support - Book3S HV: Preload cache lines on context switch - Remove 440 support Alexander Graf (31): KVM: PPC: Book3s PR: Disable AIL mode with OPAL KVM: PPC: Book3s HV: Fix tlbie compile error KVM: PPC: Book3S PR: Handle hyp doorbell exits KVM: PPC: Book3S PR: Fix ABIv2 on LE KVM: PPC: Book3S PR: Fix sparse endian checks PPC: Add asm helpers for BE 32bit load/store KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Make HTAB code LE host aware KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Access guest VPA in BE KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Access host lppaca and shadow slb in BE KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Access XICS in BE KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Fix ABIv2 on LE KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Enable for little endian hosts KVM: PPC: Book3S: Move vcore definition to end of kvm_arch struct KVM: PPC: Deflect page write faults properly in kvmppc_st KVM: PPC: Book3S: Stop PTE lookup on write errors KVM: PPC: Book3S: Add hack for split real mode KVM: PPC: Book3S: Make magic page properly 4k mappable KVM: PPC: Remove 440 support KVM: Rename and add argument to check_extension KVM: Allow KVM_CHECK_EXTENSION on the vm fd KVM: PPC: Book3S: Provide different CAPs based on HV or PR mode KVM: PPC: Implement kvmppc_xlate for all targets KVM: PPC: Move kvmppc_ld/st to common code KVM: PPC: Remove kvmppc_bad_hva() KVM: PPC: Use kvm_read_guest in kvmppc_ld KVM: PPC: Handle magic page in kvmppc_ld/st KVM: PPC: Separate loadstore emulation from priv emulation KVM: PPC: Expose helper functions for data/inst faults KVM: PPC: Remove DCR handling KVM: PPC: HV: Remove generic instruction emulation KVM: PPC: PR: Handle FSCR feature deselects Alexey Kardashevskiy (1): KVM: PPC: Book3S: Fix LPCR one_reg interface Aneesh Kumar K.V (4): KVM: PPC: BOOK3S: PR: Fix PURR and SPURR emulation KVM: PPC: BOOK3S: PR: Emulate virtual timebase register KVM: PPC: BOOK3S: PR: Emulate instruction counter KVM: PPC: BOOK3S: HV: Update compute_tlbie_rb to handle 16MB base page Anton Blanchard (2): KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Fix ABIv2 indirect branch issue KVM: PPC: Assembly functions exported to modules need _GLOBAL_TOC() Bharat Bhushan (10): kvm: ppc: bookehv: Added wrapper macros for shadow registers kvm: ppc: booke: Use the shared struct helpers of SRR0 and SRR1 kvm: ppc: booke: Use the shared struct helpers of SPRN_DEAR kvm: ppc: booke: Add shared struct helpers of SPRN_ESR kvm: ppc: booke: Use the shared struct helpers for SPRN_SPRG0-7 kvm: ppc: Add SPRN_EPR get helper function kvm: ppc: bookehv: Save restore SPRN_SPRG9 on guest entry exit KVM: PPC: Booke-hv: Add one reg interface for SPRG9 KVM: PPC: Remove comment saying SPRG1 is used for vcpu pointer KVM: PPC: BOOKEHV: rename e500hv_spr to bookehv_spr Michael Neuling (1): KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Add H_SET_MODE hcall handling Mihai Caraman (8): KVM: PPC: e500mc: Enhance tlb invalidation condition on vcpu schedule KVM: PPC: e500: Fix default tlb for victim hint KVM: PPC: e500: Emulate power management control SPR KVM: PPC: e500mc: Revert "add load inst fixup" KVM: PPC: Book3e: Add TLBSEL/TSIZE defines for MAS0/1 KVM: PPC: Book3s: Remove kvmppc_read_inst() function KVM: PPC: Allow kvmppc_get_last_inst() to fail KVM: PPC: Bookehv: Get vcpu's last instruction for emulation Paul Mackerras (4): KVM: PPC: Book3S: Controls for in-kernel sPAPR hypercall handling KVM: PPC: Book3S: Allow only implemented hcalls to be enabled or disabled KVM: PPC: Book3S PR: Take SRCU read lock around RTAS kvm_read_guest() call KVM: PPC: Book3S: Make kvmppc_ld return a more accurate error indication Stewart Smith (2): Split out struct kvmppc_vcore creation to separate function Use the POWER8 Micro Partition Prefetch Engine in KVM HV on POWER8 Conflicts: Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/virtual')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt60
1 files changed, 52 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
index 68cda1fc3d52..beae3fde075e 100644
--- a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
+++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
@@ -148,9 +148,9 @@ of banks, as set via the KVM_X86_SETUP_MCE ioctl.
4.4 KVM_CHECK_EXTENSION
-Capability: basic
+Capability: basic, KVM_CAP_CHECK_EXTENSION_VM for vm ioctl
Architectures: all
-Type: system ioctl
+Type: system ioctl, vm ioctl
Parameters: extension identifier (KVM_CAP_*)
Returns: 0 if unsupported; 1 (or some other positive integer) if supported
@@ -160,6 +160,9 @@ receives an integer that describes the extension availability.
Generally 0 means no and 1 means yes, but some extensions may report
additional information in the integer return value.
+Based on their initialization different VMs may have different capabilities.
+It is thus encouraged to use the vm ioctl to query for capabilities (available
+with KVM_CAP_CHECK_EXTENSION_VM on the vm fd)
4.5 KVM_GET_VCPU_MMAP_SIZE
@@ -1892,7 +1895,8 @@ registers, find a list below:
PPC | KVM_REG_PPC_PID | 64
PPC | KVM_REG_PPC_ACOP | 64
PPC | KVM_REG_PPC_VRSAVE | 32
- PPC | KVM_REG_PPC_LPCR | 64
+ PPC | KVM_REG_PPC_LPCR | 32
+ PPC | KVM_REG_PPC_LPCR_64 | 64
PPC | KVM_REG_PPC_PPR | 64
PPC | KVM_REG_PPC_ARCH_COMPAT | 32
PPC | KVM_REG_PPC_DABRX | 32
@@ -2677,8 +2681,8 @@ The 'data' member contains, in its first 'len' bytes, the value as it would
appear if the VCPU performed a load or store of the appropriate width directly
to the byte array.
-NOTE: For KVM_EXIT_IO, KVM_EXIT_MMIO, KVM_EXIT_OSI, KVM_EXIT_DCR,
- KVM_EXIT_PAPR and KVM_EXIT_EPR the corresponding
+NOTE: For KVM_EXIT_IO, KVM_EXIT_MMIO, KVM_EXIT_OSI, KVM_EXIT_PAPR and
+ KVM_EXIT_EPR the corresponding
operations are complete (and guest state is consistent) only after userspace
has re-entered the kernel with KVM_RUN. The kernel side will first finish
incomplete operations and then check for pending signals. Userspace
@@ -2749,7 +2753,7 @@ Principles of Operation Book in the Chapter for Dynamic Address Translation
__u8 is_write;
} dcr;
-powerpc specific.
+Deprecated - was used for 440 KVM.
/* KVM_EXIT_OSI */
struct {
@@ -2931,8 +2935,8 @@ The fields in each entry are defined as follows:
this function/index combination
-6. Capabilities that can be enabled
------------------------------------
+6. Capabilities that can be enabled on vCPUs
+--------------------------------------------
There are certain capabilities that change the behavior of the virtual CPU or
the virtual machine when enabled. To enable them, please see section 4.37.
@@ -3091,3 +3095,43 @@ Parameters: none
This capability enables the in-kernel irqchip for s390. Please refer to
"4.24 KVM_CREATE_IRQCHIP" for details.
+
+7. Capabilities that can be enabled on VMs
+------------------------------------------
+
+There are certain capabilities that change the behavior of the virtual
+machine when enabled. To enable them, please see section 4.37. Below
+you can find a list of capabilities and what their effect on the VM
+is when enabling them.
+
+The following information is provided along with the description:
+
+ Architectures: which instruction set architectures provide this ioctl.
+ x86 includes both i386 and x86_64.
+
+ Parameters: what parameters are accepted by the capability.
+
+ Returns: the return value. General error numbers (EBADF, ENOMEM, EINVAL)
+ are not detailed, but errors with specific meanings are.
+
+
+7.1 KVM_CAP_PPC_ENABLE_HCALL
+
+Architectures: ppc
+Parameters: args[0] is the sPAPR hcall number
+ args[1] is 0 to disable, 1 to enable in-kernel handling
+
+This capability controls whether individual sPAPR hypercalls (hcalls)
+get handled by the kernel or not. Enabling or disabling in-kernel
+handling of an hcall is effective across the VM. On creation, an
+initial set of hcalls are enabled for in-kernel handling, which
+consists of those hcalls for which in-kernel handlers were implemented
+before this capability was implemented. If disabled, the kernel will
+not to attempt to handle the hcall, but will always exit to userspace
+to handle it. Note that it may not make sense to enable some and
+disable others of a group of related hcalls, but KVM does not prevent
+userspace from doing that.
+
+If the hcall number specified is not one that has an in-kernel
+implementation, the KVM_ENABLE_CAP ioctl will fail with an EINVAL
+error.

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