[RFC PATCH v2 00/15] QEMU: s390: cpu model implementation

From: Michael Mueller
Date: Tue Feb 17 2015 - 09:29:56 EST

This patch set in combination with its kernel kvm patch set proposes an
implementation of S390 cpu models. The origin of this item is to provide
a means for management interfaces like libvirt to draw decisions if life
guest migration to a target hypervisor is reasonable.

A migration constraint is that a target hypervisor is capable to run a
guest with the same S390 cpu model as the source hypervisor does. To
verify this condition, the administration interface employes the existing
QMP command "query-cpu-definitions" which returns a list of all currently
supported S390 cpu models of a given host system. Together with the newly
defined QMP command "query-cpu-model", which returns the current active
S390 cpu model of a guest, a conclusion can be drawn if a migration is

A S390 cpu model is defined as a triple of machine type, cpu facility set
and IBC value. Each historic, current and future triple receives a name
composed of the machine type and its general availability counter. This name
forms the cpu model name (e.g.: "2817-ga2".)

With means of the Instruction Blocking Control feature (IBC), the instruction
set available to a given guest is limitable.

- The QMP command query-cpu-model returns the active cpu model and the
accellerator it is using:


Or just the empty model in case an accelerator does not implement cpu
models yet:


- A management instance like libvirt may probe by means of the QMP command
query-cpu-definitions which models are defined and usable for all
supporting accelerators. To implement this the cpu definition info type gets
an optional field named 'accelerators' which holds a list defining
which cpu model is 'runnable' and in addition which one the 'default'
cpu model is (i.e. the model to be used in the 'host' case).


Or just 'host' in case an accelerator does not implement cpu models yet:


- For accel=kvm the cpu model initialization takes place in kvm_arch_init()

What's currently a little bit unclear to me is how to best initialize the
various accelerators for machine 'none'. I played around with different
options and finally came up with the following sugguestion:

Introduce a QEMU "probe mode" that gets entered in case the current machine
is "none" and no specific accelerator is requested on the cmd line. When
in that mode, loop trough a list of acellerators in configure_accelerator
and invoke all their init methods once. The last accelerator to init shall
be tcg.

In cpu model context that allows to initialize the S390 CPU classes for
each single accelertor which supports it. Whence the callback for
qemu-cpu-definitions allows to populate its answer string according to the
above sketched extended CpuDefinitionInfo type for multiplaccelerators.

- QEMU-side facility list mask introduced: this allows to enable guest
facilities that are handled by instruction interception handlers
implemented on qemu side. Similar to the facilities enabled by means
of the KVM side facility list mask which are handled by kvm/kernel.
- Concept of soft facilities has been dropped
- Result type of QMP command query-cpu-definitions extended to hold
additional information beside the cpu model name including which
cpu model is runnable in current accelerator and machine context.

Michael Mueller (15):
cpu-model: Introduce probe mode for machine none
cpu-model: Introduce option --probe to switch into probe mode
cpu-model: Introduce stub routine cpu_desc_avail
cpu-model/s390: Introduce S390 CPU models
cpu-model/s390: Introduce S390 CPU facilities
cpu-model/s390: Define cpu model specific facility lists
cpu-model/s390: Add cpu model alias definition routines
cpu-model/s390: Update linux-headers/asm-s390/kvm.h
cpu-model/s390: Add KVM VM attribute interface routines
cpu-model/s390: Add cpu class initialization routines
cpu-model/s390: Add QMP command query-cpu-model
cpu-model/s390: Extend QMP command query-cpu-definitions
cpu-model/s390: Add processor property routines
cpu-model/s390: Add cpu model selection routine
cpu-model/s390: Enable S390 cpu model

accel.c | 36 +-
hw/s390x/s390-virtio.c | 6 +
include/hw/boards.h | 1 +
include/qemu-common.h | 2 +
include/sysemu/accel.h | 2 +-
include/sysemu/arch_init.h | 1 +
include/sysemu/kvm.h | 10 +
kvm-all.c | 3 +
linux-headers/asm-s390/kvm.h | 20 ++
qapi-schema.json | 55 ++-
qemu-options.hx | 8 +
qmp-commands.hx | 6 +
qmp.c | 5 +
stubs/Makefile.objs | 2 +
stubs/arch-query-cpu-mod.c | 9 +
stubs/cpu-desc-avail.c | 6 +
target-s390x/Makefile.objs | 1 +
target-s390x/cpu-facilities.h | 76 +++++
target-s390x/cpu-models.c | 754 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
target-s390x/cpu-models.h | 339 +++++++++++++++++++
target-s390x/cpu-qom.h | 22 ++
target-s390x/cpu.c | 154 ++++++++-
target-s390x/helper.c | 3 +-
target-s390x/kvm.c | 104 ++++++
trace-events | 6 +
vl.c | 9 +-
26 files changed, 1621 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 stubs/arch-query-cpu-mod.c
create mode 100644 stubs/cpu-desc-avail.c
create mode 100644 target-s390x/cpu-facilities.h
create mode 100644 target-s390x/cpu-models.c
create mode 100644 target-s390x/cpu-models.h


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