Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] arm64: kvm: Introduce MTE VCPU feature

From: Andrew Jones
Date: Thu Sep 10 2020 - 02:42:34 EST

On Wed, Sep 09, 2020 at 04:53:02PM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Sep 2020 at 16:48, Andrew Jones <drjones@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > We either need a KVM cap or a new CPU feature probing interface to avoid
> > making userspace try features one at a time. It's too bad that VCPU_INIT
> > doesn't clear all offending features from the feature set when returning
> > EINVAL, because then userspace could create a scratch VCPU with everything
> > it supports in order to see what KVM also supports in one go.
> You could add one if you wanted -- add a new feature bit
> TELL_ME_WHAT_YOU_HAVE. If the kernel sees that then on filure
> it clears out feature bits it doesn't support and also clears
> is still set, then it knows it's dealing with an old kernel
> and has to do one-at-a-time probing. If it sees EINVAL but not
> TELL_ME_WHAT_YOU_HAVE then it knows it has a new kernel and
> has just got all the info.

That's a great proposal. I'll try to find time to send the patches.