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[Xen-devel] [PATCH] x86/hvm/hpet: avoid 'small' time diff test on resume

It appears that even 64-bit versions of Windows 10, when not using syth-
etic timers, will use 32-bit HPET non-periodic timers. There is a test
in hpet_set_timer(), specific to 32-bit timers, that tries to disambiguate
between a comparator value that is in the past and one that is sufficiently
far in the future that it wraps. This is done by assuming that the delta
between the main counter and comparator will be 'small' [1], if the
comparator value is in the past. Unfortunately, more often than not, this
is not the case if the timer is being re-started after a migrate and so
the timer is set to fire far in the future (in excess of a minute in
several observed cases) rather then set to fire immediately. This has a
rather odd symptom where the guest console is alive enough to be able to
deal with mouse pointer re-rendering, but any keyboard activity or mouse
clicks yield no response.

This patch simply adds a boolean argument to hpet_set_timer() so that the
'small' time test is omitted when the function is called to restart timers
on resume, and thus any negative delta causes a timer to fire immediately.

Signed-off-by: Paul Durrant <paul.durrant@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Wei Liu <wl@xxxxxxx>
Cc: "Roger Pau Monné" <roger.pau@xxxxxxxxxx>

I notice that we seemingly don't handle main counter wrap in the HPET code.
The spec. says that timers should fire at the point the counter wraps at the
timer's width. I think the need for the 'small' time test would go away if
this was implemented, but that's for another day.
 xen/arch/x86/hvm/hpet.c | 13 ++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/xen/arch/x86/hvm/hpet.c b/xen/arch/x86/hvm/hpet.c
index a916758106..49257986b5 100644
--- a/xen/arch/x86/hvm/hpet.c
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/hvm/hpet.c
@@ -233,7 +233,7 @@ static void hpet_timer_fired(struct vcpu *v, void *data)
 #define  HPET_TINY_TIME_SPAN  ((h->stime_freq >> 10) / STIME_PER_HPET_TICK)
 static void hpet_set_timer(HPETState *h, unsigned int tn,
-                           uint64_t guest_time)
+                           uint64_t guest_time, bool resume)
     uint64_t tn_cmp, cur_tick, diff;
     unsigned int irq;
@@ -273,10 +273,13 @@ static void hpet_set_timer(HPETState *h, unsigned int tn,
      * Detect time values set in the past. This is hard to do for 32-bit
      * comparators as the timer does not have to be set that far in the future
      * for the counter difference to wrap a 32-bit signed integer. We fudge
-     * by looking for a 'small' time value in the past.
+     * by looking for a 'small' time value in the past. However, if we
+     * are resuming from suspend, treat any wrap as past since the value
+     * is unlikely to be 'small'.
     if ( (int64_t)diff < 0 )
-        diff = (timer_is_32bit(h, tn) && (-diff > HPET_TINY_TIME_SPAN))
+        diff = (timer_is_32bit(h, tn) && (-diff > HPET_TINY_TIME_SPAN) &&
+                !resume)
             ? (uint32_t)diff : 0;
@@ -547,7 +550,7 @@ static int hpet_write(
         i = find_first_set_bit(start_timers);
         __clear_bit(i, &start_timers);
-        hpet_set_timer(h, i, guest_time);
+        hpet_set_timer(h, i, guest_time, false);
 #undef set_stop_timer
@@ -692,7 +695,7 @@ static int hpet_load(struct domain *d, hvm_domain_context_t 
     if ( hpet_enabled(hp) )
         for ( i = 0; i < HPET_TIMER_NUM; i++ )
             if ( timer_enabled(hp, i) )
-                hpet_set_timer(hp, i, guest_time);
+                hpet_set_timer(hp, i, guest_time, true);

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