Patchwork [v3,4/5] pc_sysfw: allow flash (-pflash) memory to be used with KVM

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Submitter jordan.l.justen@intel.com
Date May 6, 2013, 7:23 a.m.
Message ID <1367825026-3146-5-git-send-email-jordan.l.justen@intel.com>
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Permalink /patch/241590/
State New
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jordan.l.justen@intel.com - May 6, 2013, 7:23 a.m.
When pc-sysfw.rom_only != 0, flash memory will be
usable with kvm. In order to enable flash memory mode,
a pflash device must be created. (For example, by
using the -pflash command line parameter.)

Usage of a flash memory device with kvm requires the
KVM READONLY memory capability, and kvm will abort if
a flash device is used with an older kvm which does
not support this capability.

If a flash device is not used, then qemu/kvm will
operate in the original rom-mode.

Signed-off-by: Jordan Justen <jordan.l.justen@intel.com>
---
 hw/block/pc_sysfw.c |   50 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------------
 1 file changed, 31 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/hw/block/pc_sysfw.c b/hw/block/pc_sysfw.c
index aad8614..301eb96 100644
--- a/hw/block/pc_sysfw.c
+++ b/hw/block/pc_sysfw.c
@@ -215,28 +215,40 @@  void pc_system_firmware_init(MemoryRegion *rom_memory)
 
     qdev_init_nofail(DEVICE(sysfw_dev));
 
-    if (sysfw_dev->rom_only) {
-        old_pc_system_rom_init(rom_memory);
-        return;
-    }
-
     pflash_drv = drive_get(IF_PFLASH, 0, 0);
 
-    /* Currently KVM cannot execute from device memory.
-       Use old rom based firmware initialization for KVM. */
-    /*
-     * This is a Bad Idea, because it makes enabling/disabling KVM
-     * guest-visible.  Do it only in bug-compatibility mode.
-     */
-    if (pc_sysfw_flash_vs_rom_bug_compatible && kvm_enabled()) {
-        if (pflash_drv != NULL) {
-            fprintf(stderr, "qemu: pflash cannot be used with kvm enabled\n");
-            exit(1);
-        } else {
-            sysfw_dev->rom_only = 1;
-            old_pc_system_rom_init(rom_memory);
-            return;
+    if (pc_sysfw_flash_vs_rom_bug_compatible) {
+        /*
+         * This is a Bad Idea, because it makes enabling/disabling KVM
+         * guest-visible.  Do it only in bug-compatibility mode.
+         */
+        if (kvm_enabled()) {
+            if (pflash_drv != NULL) {
+                fprintf(stderr, "qemu: pflash cannot be used with kvm enabled\n");
+                exit(1);
+            } else {
+                /* In old pc_sysfw_flash_vs_rom_bug_compatible mode, we assume
+                 * that KVM cannot execute from device memory. In this case, we
+                 * use old rom based firmware initialization for KVM. But, since
+                 * this is different from non-kvm mode, this behavior is
+                 * undesirable */
+                sysfw_dev->rom_only = 1;
+            }
         }
+    } else if (pflash_drv == NULL) {
+        /* When a pflash drive is not found, use rom-mode */
+        sysfw_dev->rom_only = 1;
+    } else if (kvm_enabled() && !kvm_readonly_mem_enabled()) {
+        /* Older KVM cannot execute from device memory. So, flash memory
+         * cannot be used unless the readonly memory kvm capability is present. */
+        fprintf(stderr, "qemu: pflash with kvm requires KVM readonly memory support\n");
+        exit(1);
+    }
+
+    /* If rom-mode is active, use the old pc system rom initialization. */
+    if (sysfw_dev->rom_only) {
+        old_pc_system_rom_init(rom_memory);
+        return;
     }
 
     /* If a pflash drive is not found, then create one using