[v6,5/6] x86/tlb: allow disabling the TLB clock
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Message ID 20200303172046.50569-6-roger.pau@citrix.com
State New
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  • x86: improve assisted tlb flush and use it in guest mode
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Roger Pau Monné March 3, 2020, 5:20 p.m. UTC
The TLB clock is helpful when running Xen on bare metal because when
doing a TLB flush each CPU is IPI'ed and can keep a timestamp of the
last flush.

This is not the case however when Xen is running virtualized, and the
underlying hypervisor provides mechanism to assist in performing TLB
flushes: Xen itself for example offers a HVMOP_flush_tlbs hypercall in
order to perform a TLB flush without having to IPI each CPU. When
using such mechanisms it's no longer possible to keep a timestamp of
the flushes on each CPU, as they are performed by the underlying
hypervisor.

Offer a boolean in order to signal Xen that the timestamped TLB
shouldn't be used. This avoids keeping the timestamps of the flushes,
and also forces NEED_FLUSH to always return true.

No functional change intended, as this change doesn't introduce any
user that disables the timestamped TLB.

Signed-off-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@citrix.com>
Reviewed-by: Wei Liu <wl@xen.org>
Acked-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
---
 xen/arch/x86/flushtlb.c        | 19 +++++++++++++------
 xen/include/asm-x86/flushtlb.h | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
 2 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/xen/arch/x86/flushtlb.c b/xen/arch/x86/flushtlb.c
index c1305c7e6b..3a70b6327a 100644
--- a/xen/arch/x86/flushtlb.c
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/flushtlb.c
@@ -32,6 +32,9 @@ 
 u32 tlbflush_clock = 1U;
 DEFINE_PER_CPU(u32, tlbflush_time);
 
+/* Signals whether the TLB flush clock is in use. */
+bool __read_mostly tlb_clk_enabled = true;
+
 /*
  * pre_flush(): Increment the virtual TLB-flush clock. Returns new clock value.
  * 
@@ -82,12 +85,13 @@  static void post_flush(u32 t)
 static void do_tlb_flush(void)
 {
     unsigned long flags, cr4;
-    u32 t;
+    u32 t = 0;
 
     /* This non-reentrant function is sometimes called in interrupt context. */
     local_irq_save(flags);
 
-    t = pre_flush();
+    if ( tlb_clk_enabled )
+        t = pre_flush();
 
     if ( use_invpcid )
         invpcid_flush_all();
@@ -99,7 +103,8 @@  static void do_tlb_flush(void)
     else
         write_cr3(read_cr3());
 
-    post_flush(t);
+    if ( tlb_clk_enabled )
+        post_flush(t);
 
     local_irq_restore(flags);
 }
@@ -107,7 +112,7 @@  static void do_tlb_flush(void)
 void switch_cr3_cr4(unsigned long cr3, unsigned long cr4)
 {
     unsigned long flags, old_cr4;
-    u32 t;
+    u32 t = 0;
 
     /* Throughout this function we make this assumption: */
     ASSERT(!(cr4 & X86_CR4_PCIDE) || !(cr4 & X86_CR4_PGE));
@@ -115,7 +120,8 @@  void switch_cr3_cr4(unsigned long cr3, unsigned long cr4)
     /* This non-reentrant function is sometimes called in interrupt context. */
     local_irq_save(flags);
 
-    t = pre_flush();
+    if ( tlb_clk_enabled )
+        t = pre_flush();
 
     old_cr4 = read_cr4();
     ASSERT(!(old_cr4 & X86_CR4_PCIDE) || !(old_cr4 & X86_CR4_PGE));
@@ -167,7 +173,8 @@  void switch_cr3_cr4(unsigned long cr3, unsigned long cr4)
     if ( cr4 & X86_CR4_PCIDE )
         invpcid_flush_all_nonglobals();
 
-    post_flush(t);
+    if ( tlb_clk_enabled )
+        post_flush(t);
 
     local_irq_restore(flags);
 }
diff --git a/xen/include/asm-x86/flushtlb.h b/xen/include/asm-x86/flushtlb.h
index 579dc56803..724455ae0c 100644
--- a/xen/include/asm-x86/flushtlb.h
+++ b/xen/include/asm-x86/flushtlb.h
@@ -21,10 +21,21 @@  extern u32 tlbflush_clock;
 /* Time at which each CPU's TLB was last flushed. */
 DECLARE_PER_CPU(u32, tlbflush_time);
 
-#define tlbflush_current_time() tlbflush_clock
+/* TLB clock is in use. */
+extern bool tlb_clk_enabled;
+
+static inline uint32_t tlbflush_current_time(void)
+{
+    /* Returning 0 from tlbflush_current_time will always force a flush. */
+    return tlb_clk_enabled ? tlbflush_clock : 0;
+}
 
 static inline void page_set_tlbflush_timestamp(struct page_info *page)
 {
+    /* Avoid the write if the TLB clock is disabled. */
+    if ( !tlb_clk_enabled )
+        return;
+
     /*
      * Prevent storing a stale time stamp, which could happen if an update
      * to tlbflush_clock plus a subsequent flush IPI happen between the
@@ -67,6 +78,10 @@  static inline void tlbflush_filter(cpumask_t *mask, uint32_t page_timestamp)
 {
     unsigned int cpu;
 
+    /* Short-circuit: there's no need to iterate if the clock is disabled. */
+    if ( !tlb_clk_enabled )
+        return;
+
     for_each_cpu ( cpu, mask )
         if ( !NEED_FLUSH(per_cpu(tlbflush_time, cpu), page_timestamp) )
             __cpumask_clear_cpu(cpu, mask);