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[Qemu-arm] [PATCH v4 0/7] q35: add negotiable broadcast SMI

From: Laszlo Ersek
Subject: [Qemu-arm] [PATCH v4 0/7] q35: add negotiable broadcast SMI
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:06:17 +0100

* This is version 4 of the series; the last version was at

  This version is practically a rewrite from scratch, seeking to address
  the v3 feedback. Here's what the individual patches do:

  - Patch #1 rebases and extends Michael's "writeable fw_cfg blobs"
    patch from Feb/March 2016. The changes relative to the original
    patch are documented in the commit message (the code changes are

  - Patches #2 and #3 turn the FW_CFG_FILE_SLOTS constant into a device
    property, and expose the desired number of fw_cfg file slots to
    board code. This is meant to address a concern raised by Paolo in
    the v2 review
    namely that we're about to run out of FW_CFG_FILE_SLOTS.

  - Patch #4 introduces the "pc-q35-2.9" and "pc-i440fx-2.9" machine
    types, which are allowed to take advantage of the new default for
    fw_cfg file slots (0x20 rather than 0x10).

  - Patch #5 introduces SMI feature negotiation via fw_cfg, with the
    following new files:

    - etc/smi/host-features
    - etc/smi/guest-features
    - etc/smi/features-ok

    This is supposed to follow Michael's recommendation re: imitating

    The guest-features file is freely writeable by the guest (no write
    callbacks in fw_cfg), and the feature validation & lockdown occurs
    when the guest selects the features-ok file (for reading).

    Board code is allowed to choose the host feature bitmap to

    This patch doesn't add any specific SMI features yet.

  - Patch #6 adds the ICH9_LPC_SMI_F_BROADCAST feature.

  - Patch #7 introduces the PCMachineClass.get_smi_host_features method,
    and implements it for "pc-q35-2.9" and later. The idea is to tie the
    SMI host features to machine types, and let the machine types
    calculate their host features with code (i.e., not just a constant).

    In this patch, the "pc-q35-2.9" machine type exposes the
    ICH9_LPC_SMI_F_BROADCAST feature iff (smp_cpus == max_cpus), that
    is, when VCPU hotplug is not possible. (Also from Paolo's v3
    feedback, in

* I've written the OVMF side patches too and tested them together
  (including gdb / debug messages for "white box" testing).

* Note that this version depends on the following PULL req from Michael:

  [Qemu-devel] [PULL 0/5] virtio, vhost, pc: fixes

  In particular on the following patch:
  "loader: fix handling of custom address spaces when adding ROM blobs"

Cc: "Gabriel L. Somlo" <address@hidden>
Cc: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <address@hidden>
Cc: Eduardo Habkost <address@hidden>
Cc: Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden>
Cc: Igor Mammedov <address@hidden>
Cc: Michael Walle <address@hidden>
Cc: Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden>
Cc: Peter Maydell <address@hidden>
Cc: Shannon Zhao <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden


Laszlo Ersek (6):
  fw-cfg: turn FW_CFG_FILE_SLOTS into a device property
  fw-cfg: expose "file_slots" parameter in fw_cfg_init_io_dma()
  hw/i386/pc: introduce 2.9 machine types with 0x20 fw_cfg file slots
  hw/isa/lpc_ich9: add SMI feature negotiation via fw_cfg
  hw/isa/lpc_ich9: add broadcast SMI feature
  hw/i386/pc_q35: advertise broadcast SMI if VCPU hotplug is turned off

Michael S. Tsirkin (1):
  fw-cfg: support writeable blobs

 docs/specs/fw_cfg.txt          |  36 +++++++++---
 hw/lm32/lm32_hwsetup.h         |   2 +-
 include/hw/compat.h            |  11 ++++
 include/hw/i386/ich9.h         |  15 ++++-
 include/hw/i386/pc.h           |   4 ++
 include/hw/loader.h            |   7 ++-
 include/hw/nvram/fw_cfg.h      |   5 +-
 include/hw/nvram/fw_cfg_keys.h |   7 ++-
 hw/arm/virt-acpi-build.c       |   2 +-
 hw/core/loader.c               |  18 +++---
 hw/i386/acpi-build.c           |   4 +-
 hw/i386/pc.c                   |   3 +-
 hw/i386/pc_piix.c              |  16 +++++-
 hw/i386/pc_q35.c               |  37 ++++++++++++-
 hw/isa/lpc_ich9.c              |  92 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 hw/nvram/fw_cfg.c              | 123 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 16 files changed, 326 insertions(+), 56 deletions(-)


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