[PATCH v2 0/3] KVM: x86: Enable user wait instructions
From: Tao Xu
Date: Fri May 24 2019 - 04:02:07 EST
UMONITOR, UMWAIT and TPAUSE are a set of user wait instructions.
UMONITOR arms address monitoring hardware using an address. A store
to an address within the specified address range triggers the
monitoring hardware to wake up the processor waiting in umwait.
UMWAIT instructs the processor to enter an implementation-dependent
optimized state while monitoring a range of addresses. The optimized
state may be either a light-weight power/performance optimized state
(c0.1 state) or an improved power/performance optimized state
TPAUSE instructs the processor to enter an implementation-dependent
optimized state c0.1 or c0.2 state and wake up when time-stamp counter
reaches specified timeout.
Availability of the user wait instructions is indicated by the presence
of the CPUID feature flag WAITPKG CPUID.0x07.0x0:ECX.
The patches enable the umonitor, umwait and tpause features in KVM.
Because umwait and tpause can put a (psysical) CPU into a power saving
state, by default we dont't expose it to kvm and provide a capability to
enable it. With this capability enabled, a VM can use UMONITOR, UMWAIT
and TPAUSE instructions. If the instruction causes a delay, the amount
of time delayed is called here the physical delay. The physical delay is
first computed by determining the virtual delay (the time to delay
relative to the VMâs timestamp counter). Otherwise, UMONITOR, UMWAIT
and TPAUSE cause an invalid-opcode exception(#UD).
The release document ref below link:
This patch has a dependency on https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/1/16/909
Separated from the series https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/7/10/160
Add provide a capability to enable UMONITOR, UMWAIT and TPAUSE
Sent out with MOVDIRI/MOVDIR64B instructions patches
Tao Xu (3):
KVM: x86: add support for user wait instructions
KVM: vmx: Emulate MSR IA32_UMWAIT_CONTROL
KVM: vmx: handle vm-exit for UMWAIT and TPAUSE
Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt | 12 ++++++
arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h | 1 +
arch/x86/include/asm/vmx.h | 1 +
arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/vmx.h | 6 ++-
arch/x86/kvm/cpuid.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c | 62 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.h | 1 +
arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 8 ++++
arch/x86/kvm/x86.h | 5 +++
include/uapi/linux/kvm.h | 1 +
10 files changed, 97 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)