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[Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/7][v6] PV extension of HVM (Hybrid) for Xen

To: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy.fitzhardinge@xxxxxxxxxx>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/7][v6] PV extension of HVM (Hybrid) for Xen
From: Sheng Yang <sheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 14:07:50 +0800
Cc: Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Hi, Jeremy

Here is the sixth version of patchset to enable PV extension of HVM support
in Linux kernel of Xen.

The PV extension of HVM is started from real mode like HVM guest, but also with 
a range of PV features(e.g. PV timer, event channel, as well as PV
drivers). So guest with this feature can takes the advantages of both H/W
virtualization and Para-Virtualization.

The first two of the patchset imported several header file from Jeremy's tree
and Xen tree, respect to Jeremy and Keir's works.

The whole patchset based on Linux upstream.

You need a line like:

cpuid = [ '0x40000002:edx=0x3' ]

in HVM configuration file to expose hybrid feature to guest, and


in the guest kernel configuration file to enable the hybrid support.

And the compiled image can be used as native/pv domU/hvm guest/pv feature hvm 

Current the patchset support x86_64 only.

Current base is on Linux 2.6.33.

Change from v5:
Update the comments from Jeremy.

Change from v4:
1. Add a new CONFIG_XEN_HVM_PV to enable the feature in kernel
2. Separate the related code form enlighted.c to hvmpv.c
3. Separate the feature "PV clocksource" from evtchn. Now we can support HVM
guest with PV clocksource. This would be enabled by default.
4. Drop PV halt and pv drivers in this edition. We can work on that
5. Update the patchset following Jeremy's comments.

Change from v3:
1. Rebase to Linux 2.6.33 release.
2. change the name to "PV extension of HVM"
3. Some minor coding polishing.

Change from v2:
1. change the name "hybrid" to "PV featured HVM".
2. Unified the PV driver's judgement of xen_domain() to xen_evtchn_enabled().
3. Move the function(evtchn) initialize hypercall near the real enabling place,
rather than a unified place before function enabled.
4. Remove the reserved E820 region for grant table. Use QEmu Xen platform
device's MMIO instead.

The major change from v1:
1. SMP support.
2. Modify the entrance point to avoid most of genernic kernel modification.
3. Binding PV timer with event channel mechanism.

Yang, Sheng

 arch/x86/include/asm/xen/cpuid.h      |   73 +++++++++++
 arch/x86/include/asm/xen/hypercall.h  |    6 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/xen/hypervisor.h |    6 +
 arch/x86/kernel/setup.c               |    4 +
 arch/x86/xen/Kconfig                  |    4 +
 arch/x86/xen/Makefile                 |    1 +
 arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c              |    6 +-
 arch/x86/xen/hvmpv.c                  |  214 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/x86/xen/irq.c                    |   28 +++++
 arch/x86/xen/smp.c                    |   76 +++++++++++-
 arch/x86/xen/time.c                   |   12 ++-
 arch/x86/xen/xen-ops.h                |   17 +++
 drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c          |    2 +-
 drivers/input/xen-kbdfront.c          |    2 +-
 drivers/net/xen-netfront.c            |    2 +-
 drivers/video/xen-fbfront.c           |    2 +-
 drivers/xen/events.c                  |   74 +++++++++++-
 drivers/xen/grant-table.c             |    2 +-
 drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_probe.c     |    4 +-
 include/xen/events.h                  |    4 +
 include/xen/hvm.h                     |   28 +++++
 include/xen/interface/hvm/hvm_op.h    |   80 ++++++++++++
 include/xen/interface/hvm/params.h    |  111 +++++++++++++++++
 include/xen/interface/xen.h           |    6 +-
 include/xen/xen.h                     |   11 ++
 25 files changed, 753 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)

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