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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 04/15] xen/arm: vgic-v3: Correctly handle RAZ/WI registers

On 02/02/15 16:08, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-02-02 at 15:59 +0000, Julien Grall wrote:
>> Hi Ian,
>> On 02/02/15 15:24, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2015-01-29 at 18:25 +0000, Julien Grall wrote:
>>>> Some of the registers are accessible via multiple size (see 
>>>> Thoses registers are misimplemented when they should be RAZ. Only
>>> "Those" and "incorrectly implemented".
>>>> word-access size are currently allowed for them.
>>>> To avoid further issues, introduce different label following the 
>>>> access-size
>>>> of the registers:
>>>>     - read_as_zero_64 and write_ignore_64: Used for registers accessible
>>>>     via a double-word.
>>>>     - read_as_zero_32 and write_ignore_32: Used for registers accessible
>>>>     via a word.
>>> 5.1.3 suggests there are at least some 64-bit registers where it ought
>>> to be possible to read the upper and lower halves independently. Don't
>>> you need to support that?
>> Only when the system is supporting AArch32. If the system only supports
>> AArch64, 64-bit registers can only be read via a 64-bit access.
>> I don't think we actually support AArch32 on the vGICv3 drivers. And we
>> don't emulate 32-bits access on 64-bit registers.
> It's certainly our intention in general to support arm32 guest kernels
> on arm64, the v3 vgic may not reach that aspiration though.

AFAICT, only the vGIC v3 is using 64-bit access. So we are fine for now.

Linux seems to allow to build GICv3 for ARM32. I guess we should support
it in the future.

It would be useful for booting 32 bit guest on GICv3 only platform,
assuming a such platform will exists.


Julien Grall

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