[PATCH 27/27] KVM: PPC: Add Documentation about PV interface
agraf at suse.de
Fri Jul 9 19:15:28 EST 2010
On 09.07.2010, at 11:11, MJ embd wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Alexander Graf <agraf at suse.de> wrote:
>> We just introduced a new PV interface that screams for documentation. So here
>> it is - a shiny new and awesome text file describing the internal works of
>> the PPC KVM paravirtual interface.
>> Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <agraf at suse.de>
>> +Some instructions require more logic to determine what's going on than a load
>> +or store instruction can deliver. To enable patching of those, we keep some
>> +RAM around where we can live translate instructions to. What happens is the
>> + 1) copy emulation code to memory
>> + 2) patch that code to fit the emulated instruction
>> + 3) patch that code to return to the original pc + 4
>> + 4) patch the original instruction to branch to the new code
>> +That way we can inject an arbitrary amount of code as replacement for a single
>> +instruction. This allows us to check for pending interrupts when setting EE=1
>> +for example.
> Which patch does this mapping ? Can you please point to that.
The branch patching is in patch 22/27. For the respective users, see patch 23-26/27.
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