[PATCH v2 00/21] arm64: Virtualization Host Extension support

From: Marc Zyngier
Date: Mon Jan 25 2016 - 10:54:23 EST

ARMv8.1 comes with the "Virtualization Host Extension" (VHE for
short), which enables simpler support of Type-2 hypervisors.

This extension allows the kernel to directly run at EL2, and
significantly reduces the number of system registers shared between
host and guest, reducing the overhead of virtualization.

In order to have the same kernel binary running on all versions of the
architecture, this series makes heavy use of runtime code patching.

The first 20 patches massage the KVM code to deal with VHE and enable
Linux to run at EL2. The last patch catches an ugly case when VHE
capable CPUs are paired with some of their less capable siblings. This
should never happen, but hey...

I have deliberately left out some of the more "advanced"
optimizations, as they are likely to distract the reviewer from the
core infrastructure, which is what I care about at the moment.

A few things to note:

- Given that the code has been almost entierely rewritten, I've
dropped all Acks from the new patches

- GDB is currently busted on VHE systems, as it checks for version 6
on the debug architecture, while VHE is version 7. The binutils
people are on the case.

This has been tested on the FVP_Base_SLV-V8-A model, and based on
v4.5-rc1. I've put a branch out on:

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/maz/arm-platforms.git kvm-arm64/vhe

* From v1:
- Full rewrite now that the World Switch is written in C code.
- Dropped the "early IRQ handling" for the moment.

Marc Zyngier (21):
arm/arm64: Add new is_kernel_in_hyp_mode predicate
arm64: Allow the arch timer to use the HYP timer
arm64: Add ARM64_HAS_VIRT_HOST_EXTN feature
arm64: KVM: Skip HYP setup when already running in HYP
arm64: KVM: VHE: Turn VTCR_EL2 setup into a reusable macro
arm64: KVM: VHE: Patch out use of HVC
arm64: KVM: VHE: Patch out kern_hyp_va
arm64: KVM: VHE: Introduce unified system register accessors
arm64: KVM: VHE: Differenciate host/guest sysreg save/restore
arm64: KVM: VHE: Split save/restore of sysregs shared between EL1 and
arm64: KVM: VHE: Use unified system register accessors
arm64: KVM: VHE: Enable minimal sysreg save/restore
arm64: KVM: VHE: Make __fpsimd_enabled VHE aware
arm64: KVM: VHE: Implement VHE activate/deactivate_traps
arm64: KVM: VHE: Use unified sysreg accessors for timer
arm64: KVM: VHE: Add fpsimd enabling on guest access
arm64: KVM: VHE: Add alternative panic handling
arm64: KVM: Introduce hyp_alternate_value helper
arm64: KVM: Move most of the fault decoding to C
arm64: VHE: Add support for running Linux in EL2 mode
arm64: Panic when VHE and non VHE CPUs coexist

arch/arm/include/asm/virt.h | 5 ++
arch/arm/kvm/arm.c | 151 +++++++++++++++++++------------
arch/arm/kvm/mmu.c | 7 ++
arch/arm64/Kconfig | 13 +++
arch/arm64/include/asm/cpufeature.h | 3 +-
arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_arm.h | 1 +
arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_emulate.h | 3 +
arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_mmu.h | 34 ++++++-
arch/arm64/include/asm/virt.h | 27 ++++++
arch/arm64/kernel/asm-offsets.c | 3 -
arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c | 15 +++-
arch/arm64/kernel/head.S | 51 ++++++++++-
arch/arm64/kernel/smp.c | 3 +
arch/arm64/kvm/hyp-init.S | 18 +---
arch/arm64/kvm/hyp.S | 7 ++
arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/entry.S | 6 ++
arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/hyp-entry.S | 107 +++++++---------------
arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/hyp.h | 119 ++++++++++++++++++++++--
arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/switch.c | 170 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/sysreg-sr.c | 147 ++++++++++++++++++++----------
arch/arm64/kvm/hyp/timer-sr.c | 10 +--
drivers/clocksource/arm_arch_timer.c | 96 ++++++++++++--------
22 files changed, 724 insertions(+), 272 deletions(-)