Subject: [PATCH] processor passthru - upload _Cx and _Pxx data to hypervisor (v5).
Date: Thursday 23rd February 2012 22:31:07 UTC (over 4 years ago)
The problem these three patches try to solve is to provide ACPI power management information to the Xen hypervisor. The hypervisor lacks the ACPI DSDT parser so it can't get that data without some help - and the initial domain can provide that. One approach (https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/11/30/245) augments the ACPI code to call an external PM code - but there were no comments about it so I decided to see if another approach could solve it. This module (processor-passthru) collects the information that the cpufreq drivers and the ACPI processor code save in the 'struct acpi_processor' and then uploads it to the hypervisor. The driver can be either an module or compiled in. In either mode the driver launches a thread that checks whether an cpufreq driver is registered. If so it reads all the 'struct acpi_processor' data for all online CPUs and sends it to hypervisor. The driver also register a CPU hotplug component - so if a new CPU shows up - it would send the data to the hypervisor for it as well. Furthermore it also verifies whether the ACPI ID count is different than what the kernel sees (which is possible with dom0_max_vcpus) and if so uploads the data for the other ACPI IDs. The patches are available in this git tree: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/konrad/xen.git stable/processor-passthru.v5 Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk (3): xen/setup/pm/acpi: Remove the call to boot_option_idle_override. xen/enlighten: Expose MWAIT and MWAIT_LEAF if hypervisor OKs it. xen/processor-passthru: Provide an driver that passes struct acpi_processor data to the hypervisor. arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c | 92 +++++++- arch/x86/xen/setup.c | 1 - drivers/xen/Kconfig | 14 + drivers/xen/Makefile | 2 +- drivers/xen/processor-passthru.c | 485 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ include/xen/interface/platform.h | 4 +- 6 files changed, 594 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-) P.S. On the hypervisor side, it requires this patch on AMD: # HG changeset patch # Parent aea8cfac8cf1afe397f2e1d422a852008d8a83fe traps: AMD PM RDMSRs (MSR_K8_PSTATE_CTRL, etc) The restriction to read and write the AMD power management MSRs is gated if the domain 0 is the PM domain (so FREQCTL_dom0_kernel is set). But we can relax this restriction and allow the privileged domain to read the MSRs (but not write). This allows the priviliged domain to harvest the power management information (ACPI _PSS states) and send it to the hypervisor. This patch works fine with older classic dom0 (2.6.32) and with AMD K7 and K8 boxes. Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk