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[Qemu-arm] [PATCH V8 0/2] Add option to configure guest vPMU

From: Wei Huang
Subject: [Qemu-arm] [PATCH V8 0/2] Add option to configure guest vPMU
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:28:19 -0400

This patchset adds a pmu=[on/off] option to enable/disable vPMU support 
for guest VM. There are several reasons to justify this option. First,
vPMU can be problematic for cross-migration between different SoC as perf
counters are architecture-dependent. It is more flexible to have an option
to turn it on/off. Secondly this option matches the "pmu" option as
supported in libvirt. To make sure backward compatible, a PMU-related
property is added to mach-virt machine types.

The following are testing results with this patchset:
 CONFIG (qemu-system-aarch64)                       vPMU   WARNING
  -M virt-2.8/virt,accel=kvm -cpu host               YES    NO
  -M virt-2.8/virt,accel=kvm -cpu host,pmu=off       NO     NO
  -M virt-2.8/virt,accel=kvm -cpu host,pmu=on        YES    NO
  -M virt-2.7,accel=kvm -cpu host                    YES    NO
  -M virt-2.7,accel=kvm -cpu host,pmu=off            NO     NO
  -M virt-2.7,accel=kvm -cpu host,pmu=on             YES    NO
  -M virt-2.6,accel=kvm -cpu host                    NO     NO
  -M virt-2.6,accel=kvm -cpu host,pmu=off            NO     NO
  -M virt-2.6,accel=kvm -cpu host,pmu=on             NO     NO

  -M virt-2.8/virt,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a57         NO     NO
  -M virt-2.8/virt,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a57,pmu=off NO     NO
  -M virt-2.8/virt,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a57,pmu=on  NO     NO
  -M virt-2.7,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a57              NO     NO
  -M virt-2.7,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a57,pmu=off      NO     NO
  -M virt-2.7,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a57,pmu=on       NO     NO
  -M virt-2.6,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a57              NO     NO
  -M virt-2.6,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a57,pmu=off      NO     NO
  -M virt-2.6,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a57,pmu=on       NO     NO

  -M virt-2.8/virt,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a15         NO     NO
  -M virt-2.8/virt,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a15,pmu=off NO     "No PMU property"
  -M virt-2.8/virt,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a15,pmu=on  NO     "No PMU property"
  -M virt-2.7,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a15              NO     NO
  -M virt-2.7,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a15,pmu=off      NO     "No PMU property"
  -M virt-2.7,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a15,pmu=on       NO     "No PMU property"
  -M virt-2.6,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a15              NO     NO
  -M virt-2.6,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a15,pmu=off      NO     "No PMU property"
  -M virt-2.6,accel=tcg -cpu cortex-a15,pmu=on       NO     "No PMU property"

  * "No PMU property" msg
    can't apply global cortex-a15-arm-cpu.pmu=off: Property '.pmu' not found

  * add back the "pmu" property for TCG mode

  * change has_pmu variable type from OnOffAuto to Boolean
  * only add "pmu" property to CPU under kvm mode, default ON
  * set no_pmu=true for machvirt-2.6

  * adapt patches for new machine type 2.8

  * remove comment change for has_pmu
  * remove warning msg when pmu_default_on=TRUE && has_pmu=AUTO && tcg=TRUE

  * change has_pmu from Boolean to OnOffAuto to handle different cases
  * "pmu" property is re-defined as DEFINE_PROP_ON_OFF_AUTO

  * revise patch 1 commit msg and if-else statement (Drew) 
  * move property field into VirtMachineClass (Drew)

  * keep the original field name as "has_pmu"
  * add a warning message when PMU is turned on without KVM
  * use the feature bit to check PMU availability, instead of using has_pmu
  * add PMU compat support to mach-virt machine type

  * set default pmu=off
  * change struct ARMCPU field name "has_pmu" ==> "has_host_pmu"
  * like el3, add a new feature ARM_FEATURE_HOST_PMU
  * "pmu" property becomes CPU dependent. Only cortex-a53/cortex-a57/host
    running on kvm supports this option.


Wei Huang (2):
  arm: Add an option to turn on/off vPMU support
  arm: virt: add PMU property to mach-virt machine type

 hw/arm/virt-acpi-build.c |  2 +-
 hw/arm/virt.c            |  9 ++++++++-
 target-arm/cpu.c         | 15 +++++++++++++++
 target-arm/cpu.h         |  1 +
 target-arm/cpu64.c       |  2 ++
 target-arm/kvm64.c       | 17 ++++++++++++++---
 6 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)


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