Re: [kvmtool test PATCH 22/24] kvmtool: arm64: Add support for guest physical address size

From: Julien Grall
Date: Wed Jul 04 2018 - 11:00:21 EST


On 04/07/18 15:09, Will Deacon wrote:
On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 12:15:42PM +0100, Suzuki K Poulose wrote:
Add an option to specify the physical address size used by this

Signed-off-by: Suzuki K Poulose <suzuki.poulose@xxxxxxx>
arm/aarch64/include/kvm/kvm-config-arch.h | 5 ++++-
arm/include/arm-common/kvm-config-arch.h | 1 +
2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arm/aarch64/include/kvm/kvm-config-arch.h b/arm/aarch64/include/kvm/kvm-config-arch.h
index 04be43d..dabd22c 100644
--- a/arm/aarch64/include/kvm/kvm-config-arch.h
+++ b/arm/aarch64/include/kvm/kvm-config-arch.h
@@ -8,7 +8,10 @@
"Create PMUv3 device"), \
OPT_U64('\0', "kaslr-seed", &(cfg)->kaslr_seed, \
"Specify random seed for Kernel Address Space " \
- "Layout Randomization (KASLR)"),
+ "Layout Randomization (KASLR)"), \
+ OPT_INTEGER('\0', "phys-shift", &(cfg)->phys_shift, \
+ "Specify maximum physical address size (not " \
+ "the amount of memory)"),

Given that this is a shift value, I think the help message could be more
informative. Something like:

"Specify maximum number of bits in a guest physical address"

I think I'd actually leave out any mention of memory, because this does
actually have an effect on the amount of addressable memory in a way that I
don't think we want to describe in half of a usage message line :)
Is there any particular reasons to expose this option to the user?

I have recently sent a series to allow the user to specify the position
of the RAM [1]. With that series in mind, I think the user would not really need to specify the maximum physical shift. Instead we could automatically find it.




Julien Grall