[19.10 FEAT] Update hardware CPU Model z14

Bug #1828038 reported by bugproxy on 2019-05-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu on IBM z Systems
Canonical Server Team
qemu (Ubuntu)
Christian Ehrhardt 

Bug Description

Enable KVM guests to optimally support available hardware functions. Allows seamless migration of KVM guests between hardware types.

Business value:
* Supporting KVM guest migration across hardware with full functional support and optimized performance.

Upstream available with qemu 4.0

bugproxy (bugproxy) on 2019-05-07
tags: added: architecture-s39064 bugnameltc-177427 severity-high targetmilestone-inin1910
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Skipper Bug Screeners (skipper-screen-team)
affects: ubuntu → qemu (Ubuntu)
Frank Heimes (fheimes) on 2019-05-07
Changed in ubuntu-z-systems:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Canonical Server Team (canonical-server)
Frank Heimes (fheimes) on 2019-05-13
tags: added: qemu-19.10
Frank Heimes (fheimes) on 2019-06-25
information type: Private → Public
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2019-06-26
description: updated
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

There are multiple variants of z14, and it appears eoan already has the base z14 and one variant in its qemu 1:3.1+dfsg-2ubuntu5 package:

    CPUDEF_INIT(0x3906, 14, 1, 47, 0x08000000U, "z14", "IBM z14 GA1"),
    CPUDEF_INIT(0x3907, 14, 1, 47, 0x08000000U, "z14ZR1", "IBM z14 Model ZR1 GA1"),

Looking in qemu upstream, additional cpu types are available for s390x:

  84 CPUDEF_INIT(0x3906, 14, 1, 47, 0x08000000U, "z14", "IBM z14 GA1"),
  85 CPUDEF_INIT(0x3906, 14, 2, 47, 0x08000000U, "z14.2", "IBM z14 GA2"),
  86 CPUDEF_INIT(0x3907, 14, 1, 47, 0x08000000U, "z14ZR1", "IBM z14 Model ZR1 GA1"),
  87 CPUDEF_INIT(0x8561, 15, 1, 47, 0x08000000U, "gen15a", "IBM 8561 GA1"),
  88 CPUDEF_INIT(0x8562, 15, 1, 47, 0x08000000U, "gen15b", "IBM 8562 GA1"),

Can you confirm that I understand correctly that with this bug report, "z14.2", "IBM z14 GA2" is requested to be added?

Assuming this is true, then this appears to relate to this patchset:

The first patch adds a multiple epoch feature for z14, the latter patch adds the z14GA2 model

Hey Bryce, as I mentioned in our call I think I have enough info on this one.

I'll merge qemu 4.0 anyway (as requested here) and in extension there is also bug 1830238 adding some facility handling. I think we are good without further clarification on this one.

Changed in qemu (Ubuntu):
assignee: Skipper Bug Screeners (skipper-screen-team) → Christian Ehrhardt  (paelzer)
status: New → In Progress
Frank Heimes (fheimes) on 2019-07-01
Changed in ubuntu-z-systems:
status: Triaged → In Progress

In the PPA [1] is a preliminary build of a qemu 4.0 for Ubuntu 19.10.
This is still being tested, but a confirmation that this brings all the z14 related changes that you expect would be great - so I wanted to ask to test the PPA in regard to this bug here "Update hardware CPU Model z14 ".

[1]: https://launchpad.net/~paelzer/+archive/ubuntu/qemu-4.0-eoan-v2

------- Comment From <email address hidden> 2019-07-01 06:33 EDT-------
The ppa looks good and enables z14ZR1 and z14 GA2

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package qemu - 1:4.0+dfsg-0ubuntu1

qemu (1:4.0+dfsg-0ubuntu1) eoan; urgency=medium

  * Merge with Upstream release of qemu 4.0.
    Among many other things this fixes LP Bugs:
    LP: #1782206 - SnowRidge Accelerator Interfacing Architecture (AIA)
    LP: #1828038 - Update s390x CPU Model for more HW support
    LP: #1832622 - count cache flush Spectre v2 mitigation for ppc64el
    Remaining Changes:
    - qemu-kvm to systemd unit
      - d/qemu-kvm-init: script for QEMU KVM preparation modules, ksm,
        hugepages and architecture specifics
      - d/qemu-system-common.qemu-kvm.service: systemd unit to call
      - d/qemu-system-common.install: install helper script
      - d/qemu-system-common.maintscript: clean old sysv and upstart scripts
      - d/qemu-system-common.qemu-kvm.default: defaults for
      - d/rules: call dh_installinit and dh_installsystemd for qemu-kvm
    - Enable nesting by default
      - d/qemu-system-x86.modprobe: set nested=1 module option on intel.
        (is default on amd)
      - d/qemu-system-x86.postinst: re-load kvm_intel.ko if it was loaded
        without nested=1
      - d/p/ubuntu/expose-vmx_qemu64cpu.patch: expose nested kvm by default
        in qemu64 cpu type.
      - d/p/ubuntu/enable-svm-by-default.patch: Enable nested svm by default
        in qemu64 on amd
      - d/qemu-system-x86.README.Debian: document intention of nested being
        default is comfort, not full support
    - Distribution specific machine type (LP: 1304107 1621042)
      - d/p/ubuntu/define-ubuntu-machine-types.patch: define distro machine
      - d/qemu-system-x86.NEWS Info on fixed machine type defintions
        for host-phys-bits=true (LP: 1776189)
      - add an info about -hpb machine type in debian/qemu-system-x86.NEWS
      - provide pseries-bionic-2.11-sxxm type as convenience with all
        meltdown/spectre workarounds enabled by default. (LP: 1761372).
    - improved dependencies
      - Make qemu-system-common depend on qemu-block-extra
      - Make qemu-utils depend on qemu-block-extra
      - let qemu-utils recommend sharutils
    - s390x support
      - Create qemu-system-s390x package
      - Enable numa support for s390x
    - arch aware kvm wrappers
    - d/control: update VCS links
    - qemu-guest-agent: freeze-hook fixes (LP: 1484990)
      - d/qemu-guest-agent.install: provide /etc/qemu/fsfreeze-hook
      - d/qemu-guest-agent.dirs: provide /etc/qemu/fsfreeze-hook.d
    - d/control-in: enable RDMA support in qemu (LP: 1692476)
        - enable RDMA config option
        - add libibumad-dev build-dep
    - tolerate ipxe size change on migrations to >=18.04 (LP: 1713490)
      - d/p/ubuntu/pre-bionic-256k-ipxe-efi-roms.patch: old machine types
        reference 256k path
      - d/control-in: depend on ipxe-qemu-256k-compat-efi-roms to be able to
        handle incoming migrations from former releases.
    - d/control-in: Disable capstone disassembler library support (universe)
    - Move s390x roms to a new qemu-system-data-s390x
      - d/qemu-system-data.install: install s390x roms as archi...


Changed in qemu (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Frank Heimes (fheimes) on 2019-07-03
Changed in ubuntu-z-systems:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
bugproxy (bugproxy) wrote :

------- Comment From <email address hidden> 2019-07-03 11:11 EDT-------
IBM Bugzilla status ->closed, Fix Released with Eoan

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