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SubjectKVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ? Or "KVM emulates Hyper-V" as "Hyper-V emulates Hyper-V" ? Re: [PATCH 2/3] X86: Add a check to catch Xen emulation of Hyper-V
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Hi!

Short:

>> >> When KVM runs in Hyper-V emulation mode it expects to get Hyper-V hypercalls.
>> >> Mixing KVM hypercalls and Hyper-V requires some tricks. It
VVM>> KVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ?
> It's not related.

Are You shue?
Xen-team _think_ too what is not related, but has non-100% _full_ emulation of Hyper-V and, as result, create problems

Question is very simple: Hyper-V users/sysadmins need wait patch a-la this:

==
KVM emulates Hyper-V to host enlightened Windows.

. . .

[ hpa: the problem here is that KVM doesn't emulate Hyper-V well
enough, . . ]

. . .

+ * KVM emulates Hyper-V to support enlightened Windows.
+ * Check to see first if we are on a KVM Hypervisor.
+ if (KVM_cpuid_base())
+ return false;
. . .
==

Or "KVM emulates Hyper-V" as "Hyper-V emulates Hyper-V" ?



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Full:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael S. Tsirkin"
To: "K. Y. Srinivasan"
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] X86: Add a check to catch Xen emulation of Hyper-V


> On Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 05:22:38PM -0800, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
>> Xen emulates Hyper-V to host enlightened Windows. Looks like this
>> emulation may be turned on by default even for Linux guests. Check and
>> fail Hyper-V detection if we are on Xen.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: K. Y. Srinivasan kys (at) microsoft.com
>
> I'm very curious what's the specific bug that is fixed here?
> I went over the original discussion in
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/2064331/
> and that's still not clear to me. Is there a configuration
> that is broken without this patch but starts working with
> this patch?
>
> It seems that one might want to use hyper-v emulation e.g. to test
> hyper-v code without using windows, so the functionality
> that this patch disables is not completely useless,
> so there should be a good reason for disabling it.
>
> Could you enlighten me please? :)

Short history of question:

{{
==
> > And hypercall has its own set of problems with Windows guests.
> > When KVM runs in Hyper-V emulation mode it expects to get Hyper-V hypercalls.
> > Mixing KVM hypercalls and Hyper-V requires some tricks. It
>
> Can't we simply register a hypercall ID range with Microsoft?
>
> > may also affect WHQLing Windows drivers since driver will talk to HW
> > bypassing Windows interfaces.
>
> Then the WHQL'ed driver doesn't support the PV MMIO hcall?
==

KVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ?
}}

{{
>> >> When KVM runs in Hyper-V emulation mode it expects to get Hyper-V hypercalls.
>> >> Mixing KVM hypercalls and Hyper-V requires some tricks. It
>> KVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ?
> It's not related.

Are You shue?
Xen-team _think_ too what is not related, but has non-100% _full_ emulation of Hyper-V and, as result, create problems:

==
Xen emulates Hyper-V to host enlightened Windows. Looks like this
emulation may be turned on by default even for Linux guests. Check and
fail Hyper-V detection if we are on Xen.

[ hpa: the problem here is that Xen doesn't emulate Hyper-V well
enough, and if the Xen support isn't compiled in, we end up stubling
over the Hyper-V emulation and try to activate it -- and it fails. ]

. . .

+ /*
+ * Xen emulates Hyper-V to support enlightened Windows.
+ * Check to see first if we are on a Xen Hypervisor.
+ */
+ if (xen_cpuid_base())
+ return false;
+
==
}}


Question is very simple: Hyper-V users/sysadmins need wait patch a-la this:

==
KVM emulates Hyper-V to host enlightened Windows. Looks like this
emulation may be turned on by default even for Linux guests. Check and
fail Hyper-V detection if we are on KVM.

[ hpa: the problem here is that KVM doesn't emulate Hyper-V well
enough, and if the KVM support isn't compiled in, we end up stubling
over the Hyper-V emulation and try to activate it -- and it fails. ]

. . .

+ /*
+ * KVM emulates Hyper-V to support enlightened Windows.
+ * Check to see first if we are on a KVM Hypervisor.
+ */
+ if (KVM_cpuid_base())
+ return false;
+
==


Or "KVM emulates Hyper-V" as "Hyper-V emulates Hyper-V" ?


Best regards, Victor Miasnikov
Blog: http://vvm.blog.tut.by/

P.S.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael S. Tsirkin"
To: "Victor Miasnikov"
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:07 AM

I'm not sure what are we talking about then, but please
use the mailing list appropriate for the subject.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Victor Miasnikov" vvm (a) tut (dot) by
To: "Michael S. Tsirkin"
Cc: "KY Srinivasan"
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:36 AM
Subject: Are You shue what is 100% _full_ emulation of Hyper-V? Re: It's not related Re: KVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this
can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ?

Hi!


>> >> When KVM runs in Hyper-V emulation mode it expects to get Hyper-V hypercalls.
>> >> Mixing KVM hypercalls and Hyper-V requires some tricks. It
>> KVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ?
> It's not related.

Are You shue?
Xen-team _think_ too what is not related, but has non-100% _full_ emulation of Hyper-V and, as result, create problems:

==
Xen emulates Hyper-V to host enlightened Windows. Looks like this
emulation may be turned on by default even for Linux guests. Check and
fail Hyper-V detection if we are on Xen.

[ hpa: the problem here is that Xen doesn't emulate Hyper-V well
enough, and if the Xen support isn't compiled in, we end up stubling
over the Hyper-V emulation and try to activate it -- and it fails. ]

. . .

+ /*
+ * Xen emulates Hyper-V to support enlightened Windows.
+ * Check to see first if we are on a Xen Hypervisor.
+ */
+ if (xen_cpuid_base())
+ return false;
+
==

( full see ib P.S.)

Best regards, Victor Miasnikov
Blog: http://vvm.blog.tut.by/

P.S.


==
----- Original Message -----
From: "tip-bot for K. Y. Srinivasan"

. . .

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:57 AM
Subject: [tip:x86/hyperv] X86: Add a check to catch Xen emulation of Hyper-V


Commit-ID: db34bbb767bdfa1ebed7214b876fe01c5b7ee457
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/db34bbb767bdfa1ebed7214b876fe01c5b7ee457
Author: K. Y. Srinivasan
AuthorDate: Sun, 3 Feb 2013 17:22:38 -0800
Committer: H. Peter Anvin
CommitDate: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:27:03 -0800

X86: Add a check to catch Xen emulation of Hyper-V

Xen emulates Hyper-V to host enlightened Windows. Looks like this
emulation may be turned on by default even for Linux guests. Check and
fail Hyper-V detection if we are on Xen.

[ hpa: the problem here is that Xen doesn't emulate Hyper-V well
enough, and if the Xen support isn't compiled in, we end up stubling
over the Hyper-V emulation and try to activate it -- and it fails. ]

Signed-off-by: K. Y. Srinivasan
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1359940959-32168-2-git-send-email-kys@microsoft.com
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin
---
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c
index 646d192..4dab317 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c
@@ -30,6 +30,13 @@ static bool __init ms_hyperv_platform(void)
if (!boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_HYPERVISOR))
return false;

+ /*
+ * Xen emulates Hyper-V to support enlightened Windows.
+ * Check to see first if we are on a Xen Hypervisor.
+ */
+ if (xen_cpuid_base())
+ return false;
+
cpuid(HYPERV_CPUID_VENDOR_AND_MAX_FUNCTIONS,
&eax, &hyp_signature[0], &hyp_signature[1], &hyp_signature[2]);

--
==






----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael S. Tsirkin"
To: "Victor Miasnikov" vvm (a) tut (dot) by
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1:11 AM
Subject: Re: KVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ? Fw: When KVM runs in Hyper-V emulation
mode it expects to get Hyper-V hypercalls.

> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 04:00:34PM +0300, Victor Miasnikov wrote:
>>
>> ==
>> >> And hypercall has its own set of problems with Windows guests.
>> >> When KVM runs in Hyper-V emulation mode it expects to get Hyper-V hypercalls.
>> >> Mixing KVM hypercalls and Hyper-V requires some tricks. It
>> >
>> >Can't we simply register a hypercall ID range with Microsoft?
>> >
>> >> may also affect WHQLing Windows drivers since driver will talk to HW
>> >> bypassing Windows interfaces.
>> >
>> >Then the WHQL'ed driver doesn't support the PV MMIO hcall?
>> ==
>>
>> KVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ?
>>
>>
>
> It's not related.





----- Original Message -----
From: "Victor Miasnikov" vvm (a) tut (dot) by
To: "Michael S. Tsirkin"
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 4:00 PM
Subject: KVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ? Fw: When KVM runs in Hyper-V emulation mode
it expects to get Hyper-V hypercalls.

Hi!


==
> > And hypercall has its own set of problems with Windows guests.
> > When KVM runs in Hyper-V emulation mode it expects to get Hyper-V hypercalls.
> > Mixing KVM hypercalls and Hyper-V requires some tricks. It
>
> Can't we simply register a hypercall ID range with Microsoft?
>
> > may also affect WHQLing Windows drivers since driver will talk to HW
> > bypassing Windows interfaces.
>
> Then the WHQL'ed driver doesn't support the PV MMIO hcall?
==

KVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ?


Best regards, Victor Miasnikov
Blog: http://vvm.blog.tut.by/






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