Commit 4e903a20 authored by Committed by Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
xen/pvh: Support ParaVirtualized Hardware extensions (v3).
PVH allows PV linux guest to utilize hardware extended capabilities, such as running MMU updates in a HVM container. The Xen side defines PVH as (from docs/misc/pvh-readme.txt, with modifications): "* the guest uses auto translate: - p2m is managed by Xen - pagetables are owned by the guest - mmu_update hypercall not available * it uses event callback and not vlapic emulation, * IDT is native, so set_trap_table hcall is also N/A for a PVH guest. For a full list of hcalls supported for PVH, see pvh_hypercall64_table in arch/x86/hvm/hvm.c in xen. From the ABI prespective, it's mostly a PV guest with auto translate, although it does use hvm_op for setting callback vector." Use .ascii and .asciz to define xen feature string. Note, the PVH string must be in a single line (not multiple lines with \) to keep the assembler from putting null char after each string before \. This patch allows it to be configured and enabled. We also use introduce the 'XEN_ELFNOTE_SUPPORTED_FEATURES' ELF note to tell the hypervisor that 'hvm_callback_vector' is what the kernel needs. We can not put it in 'XEN_ELFNOTE_FEATURES' as older hypervisor parse fields they don't understand as errors and refuse to load the kernel. This work-around fixes the problem. Signed-off-by: Mukesh Rathor <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Stefano Stabellini <email@example.com>
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