Re: [PATCH v3 08/12] KVM: arm/arm64: Check vcpu redist base before registering an iodev
From: Christoffer Dall
Date: Thu Apr 26 2018 - 06:13:12 EST
On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 11:25:06AM +0200, Auger Eric wrote:
> Hi Christoffer,
> On 04/24/2018 11:07 PM, Christoffer Dall wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 10:20:54AM +0200, Eric Auger wrote:
> >> As we are going to register several redist regions,
> >> vgic_register_all_redist_iodevs() may be called several times. We need
> >> to register a redist_iodev for a given vcpu only once.
> > Wouldn't it be more natural to change that caller to only register the
> > iodevs for that region?
> vgic_register_redist_iodev() is the place where we decide where we map a
> given vcpu redist into a given redist region.
> Calling vgic_register_redist_iodev for only the vcpus mapping to the
> redist region would force to inverse the logic. I think it would bring
> more upheavals in the code than bringing benefit?
> This new check somehow corresponds to what we had before:
> if (IS_VGIC_ADDR_UNDEF(vgic->vgic_redist_base))
> return 0;
Ah, this is because we don't enforce any ordering between creating the
redistributors and initializing the vcpus, this always confuses me.
Fine, let's leave it as you suggest here.