KVM enable SnowRidge Accelerator Interfacing Architecture (AIA)

Bug #1782206 reported by Paul Lai on 2018-07-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
qemu (Ubuntu)
xen (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

CPU core (Tremont) includes Accelerator Interfacing Architecture (AIA) features including:
- UMONITOR/UMWAIT: Ring-3 MONITOR/MWAIT with timeout. For memory-based synch with accelerators
- TPAUSE: Monitor-less wait (with timeout). For wait-on-multiple or wait-for-interrupt usages
- MOVDIRI: 8B streaming doorbell write capability. For streaming accelerator usages.
- MOVDIR64B: Non-temporal write with 64B guaranteed write-atomicity. For latency critical accelerator usages

Upstream target linux 5.4/Qemu-3.10

Target Release: 20.04

quanxian (quanxian-wang) on 2018-07-19
description: updated
tags: added: intel-virt-19.04
removed: intel

title says KVM, but the bug is only against xen so far.

Will this need an "qemu (ubuntu)" and/or "linux (ubuntu)" task as well?

- kernel 4.20 is listed so I assume the latter.
- Comments do not mention Qemu yet

quanxian (quanxian-wang) wrote :

post qemu 3.1.0 (currently untagged)

  24261de4 x86/cpu: Enable MOVDIRI cpu feature
  1c65775f x86/cpu: Enable MOVDIR64B cpu feature

description: updated
quanxian (quanxian-wang) wrote :

Others information:
The series for kernel patches:

Ok, now we finally know it is about qemu&kernel patches - I'll add tasks for that.
Still haven't seen any xen references, setting that to incomplete.

But given how new it is I'd punt this from 19.04 to 19.10 where things in kernel&qemu will have matured and be safer to use.

If you are not ok with this please outline important use cases that will be inhibited.
All changes are "just" adding definitions, no actual code added - but I'm somewhat afraid of hidden dependencies - especially since we have no associated testcase and it would need special (very new) hardware t be tested.

Changed in qemu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: qemu-19.10
Changed in qemu (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in xen (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: disco
quanxian (quanxian-wang) wrote :

The detail git commits of Qemu are as below:


==> x86/cpu: Enable MOVDIR64B cpu feature


==> x86/cpu: Enable MOVDIRI cpu feature

quanxian (quanxian-wang) wrote :

KVM patches are queuing.

description: updated
Paul Lai (pclai) wrote :

33823f4d6 x86/cpufeatures: Enumerate MOVDIRI instruction
ace6485a0 x86/cpufeatures: Enumerate MOVDIR64B instruction
65e259d5c tools arch x86: Update tools's copy of cpufeatures.h

(linux 5.1-rc1)
74f2370bb KVM: x86: expose MOVDIRI CPU feature into VM.
c029b5deb KVM: x86: expose MOVDIR64B CPU feature into VM.

quanxian (quanxian-wang) on 2019-05-07
description: updated
tags: added: intel-virt-19.10
removed: intel-virt-19.04
description: updated

The qemu commits have landed in 4.0 - so that part should work in Ubuntu 19.10

The kernel commits are in 5.1 as outlined by Paul above already (thanks).
@Paul - since the initial upstream target was "linux 5.3" are there things missing or did this just work out faster than expected?

Paul Lai (pclai) wrote :

Chris: a little of both. The UMONITOR/UMWAIT/TPAUSE is delay, but the rest has been upstreamed (as you already noted.)

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Looks like this is a feature request rather than a bug?

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in qemu (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Wishlist
Changed in xen (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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: Triaged → Fix Released
quanxian (quanxian-wang) on 2019-07-22
description: updated
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

Setting linux task to triaged, as there are commits to pick up. Xen I'm still unsure.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Paul Lai (pclai) wrote :

Additional KVM patches has been merged (post 5.3-rc8):

e69e72faa3a KVM: x86: Add support for user wait instructions
6e3ba4abcea KVM: vmx: Emulate MSR IA32_UMWAIT_CONTROL
bf653b78f96 KVM: vmx: Introduce handle_unexpected_vmexit and handle WAITPKG vmexit

[There's no Xen AIA work (yet)]

quanxian (quanxian-wang) on 2019-10-25
description: updated
tags: added: intel-virt-20.04
removed: intel-virt-19.10
Paul Lai (pclai) wrote :

qemu post 4.1.0 (yet untagged)
67192a298f5 x86/cpu: Add support for UMONITOR/UMWAIT/TPAUSE
6508799707b target/i386: Add support for save/load IA32_UMWAIT_CONTROL MSR

Most likely we will have qemu 4.2 in Ubuntu 20.04.
But we already closed this bug for qemu with the patches you identified in the past.
If you need - for tracking purposes - a bug that closes once these further changes are in I'd ask you to open a new one.

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