Re: [RFC PATCH 2/2] KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Provide a more accurate MAX_VCPU_ID in P9

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Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Le 13/04/2021 à 00:26, Fabiano Rosas a écrit :
>> The KVM_CAP_MAX_VCPU_ID capability was added by commit 0b1b1dfd52a6
>> ("kvm: introduce KVM_MAX_VCPU_ID") to allow for vcpu ids larger than
>> KVM_MAX_VCPU in powerpc.
>> For a P9 host we depend on the guest VSMT value to know what is the
>> maximum number of vcpu id we can support:
>> kvmppc_core_vcpu_create_hv:
>>      (...)
>>      if (cpu_has_feature(CPU_FTR_ARCH_300)) {
>> -->         if (id >= (KVM_MAX_VCPUS * kvm->arch.emul_smt_mode)) {
>>                      pr_devel("KVM: VCPU ID too high\n");
>>                      core = KVM_MAX_VCORES;
>>              } else {
>>                      BUG_ON(kvm->arch.smt_mode != 1);
>>                      core = kvmppc_pack_vcpu_id(kvm, id);
>>              }
>>      } else {
>>              core = id / kvm->arch.smt_mode;
>>      }
>> which means that the value being returned by the capability today for
>> a given guest is potentially way larger than what we actually support:
>> If the capability is queried before userspace enables the
>> KVM_CAP_PPC_SMT ioctl there is not much we can do, but if the emulated
>> smt mode is already known we could provide a more accurate value.
>> The only practical effect of this change today is to make the
>> kvm_create_max_vcpus test pass for powerpc. The QEMU spapr machine has
>> a lower max vcpu than what KVM allows so even KVM_MAX_VCPU is not
>> reached.
>> Signed-off-by: Fabiano Rosas <farosas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> This patch won't apply after commit a1c42ddedf35 ("kvm: rename 
> Feel free to resubmit if still applicable.

Thanks for the reminder, Christophe.

I was focusing on enabling the rest of the kvm-selftests:

I'm preparing a v2 for that series and will try to include these patches
as well.

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