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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 0/2] hw/i386: Update FADT to Revision 3 (ACPI
Michael S. Tsirkin
Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 0/2] hw/i386: Update FADT to Revision 3 (ACPI 2.0)
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:17:47 +0200
On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 07:20:25PM +1300, Phil Dennis-Jordan wrote:
> This updates the FADT generated for x86/64 machine types from Revision 1 to
> 3. (Based on ACPI standard 2.0 instead of 1.0) As previously, the goal is to
> make running macOS/OS X guests smoother. With a Rev1 FADT, rebooting such a
> guest doesn't work, as the OS uses the reset register information from the
> FADT. Switching to a Rev3 (ACPI 2.0) FADT solves this problem.
> The previous discussion of this raised a bunch of points, which I'll
> address/clarify here as well:
> 1. No runtime option. The preference was expressed that we try to stay
> backwards-compatible with legacy guests as opposed to adding a runtime option
> for different APCI versions. ACPI 2.0/FADT Rev3 is the minimum version
> required for exposing the reset register, and it is also backwards-compatible
> with 1.0/Rev1, so that seemed a good version to target.
> 2. Legacy guest testing. I've tested this successfully (no apparent
> regressions) with:
> * Windows XP x86 (both "pc" and "q35" machine types, the latter using
> -device piix4-ide)
> * Windows 7, both 32-bit and 64-bit editions
> * Windows 10 x64
> * Fedora 7 x86 Live image
> * Fedora 25 x86_64 Live image
> * Ubuntu 10.04.4 AMD64 Live image
> Any other specific OSes and versions I should check?
> 3. 64-bit and 32-bit pointer fields.
> Only very recent versions of the ACPI spec (6.1 and various errata of 5.1 and
> 6.0) are clear about mutual exclusion of the FADT's 32-bit and 64-bit
> variants of pointers to tables and registers. The 2.0 version simply states
> "This is a required field" for both PM1a_EVT_BLK and X_PM1a_EVT_BLK, for
> example, although it does also state for the former that "This field is
> superseded in ACPI 2.0 by the X_PM1a_EVT_BLK field." No requirement is
> specified explicitly for the DSDT and X_DSDT fields.
> In practice, I have found that Windows 10 will fail to boot with a Rev3 FADT
> unless BOTH the 32-bit and 64-bit variants are filled. The exception is
> X_FIRMWARE_CTRL, which is the first to be explicitly marked as mutually
> exclusive with FIRMWARE_CTRL in an ACPI spec - with a preference for
> FIRMWARE_CTRL if the pointer fits in a 32-bit field. Satisfying Windows 10 in
> this way does not contradict the 2.0 specification, and it also complies with
> the 1.0 standard for the fields which Rev1 of the FADT already has, so that's
> what I've gone with in the implementation.
> The only problem is that upstream OVMF cannot deal with multiple pointers to
> the same table in the linker commands. This turns out to be a bug in
> OVMF/EDK2, and I am submitting a separate patch to EDK2 to fix that
> problem. The fix for a second issue where OVMF would rewrite the FADT so the
> DSDT is erroneously set to 0 has already been upstreamed. I don't see a
> workaround to this other than fixing the OVMF code.
> 4. i440FX vs Q35
> Both machine types have the reset register, and it's at the same I/O port. To
> illustrate/document this, the second patch in the series adds a build-time
> assertion that this is indeed so.
> v2 -> v3:
> * I actually completed the changes to the BIOS tables test which were
> required as a result of the FADT struct change.
> v1 -> v2:
> * v1 Thread was "[PATCH RFC] acpi: add reset register to fadt"
> * Instead of just adding the reset register, set up a fully standards
> compliant Rev3 FADT. (ACPI 2.0)
> * A compile-time assertion has been added for the PC/Q35 reset register
> : https://bugzilla.tianocore.org/show_bug.cgi?id=368
> : EDK2 commit range e0e1cfcbbb24..198a46d768fb
> Phil Dennis-Jordan (2):
> hw/i386: Use Rev3 FADT (ACPI 2.0) instead of Rev1 to improve guest OS
> hw/i386: Build-time assertion on pc/q35 reset register being
> hw/i386/acpi-build.c | 35 +++++++++++++++++++--
> hw/pci-host/piix.c | 6 ----
> include/hw/acpi/acpi-defs.h | 77
> include/hw/i386/pc.h | 6 ++++
> tests/acpi-utils.h | 10 ++++++
> tests/bios-tables-test.c | 23 +++++++++++---
> 6 files changed, 102 insertions(+), 55 deletions(-)
> 2.3.2 (Apple Git-55)
Looks good to me now. Pls remember to re-post after release
so I can merge.