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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] cpu_ppc64: Add support for host-model on POWER9



On Wed, Jun 07, 2017 at 03:05:53PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-05-18 at 14:40 +0200, Jiri Denemark wrote:
> > Signed-off-by: Jiri Denemark <jdenemar redhat com>
> > ---
> >  src/cpu/cpu_ppc64.c                                |  8 ++++----
> >  .../qemuxml2argv-pseries-cpu-compat-power9.args    | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++
> >  .../qemuxml2argv-pseries-cpu-compat-power9.xml     | 21 +++++++++++++++++++
> >  tests/qemuxml2argvtest.c                           |  7 +++++++
> >  tests/testutilsqemu.c                              | 13 +++++++++++-
> >  tests/testutilsqemu.h                              |  1 +
> >  6 files changed, 69 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> >  create mode 100644 tests/qemuxml2argvdata/qemuxml2argv-pseries-cpu-compat-power9.args
> >  create mode 100644 tests/qemuxml2argvdata/qemuxml2argv-pseries-cpu-compat-power9.xml
> 
> Finally had a chance to test this. The patch itself looks okay;
> however, on an actual POWER9 host, I get
> 
>   qemu-kvm: can't apply global
>   host-powerpc64-cpu.compat=power9: Invalid compatibility
>   mode "power9"
> 
> and
> 
>   qemu-kvm: Compatibility PVR 0x0f000004 not valid for CPU
> 
> when trying power9 and power8 compat modes respectively.
> 
> David, are these known issues in QEMU? Are they being tracked?

It's not an issue in qemu, it's an issue in the hardware.

The various bugs in DD1 silicon mean it really isn't compliant with
the 3.00 architecture (nor, quite, with the earlier ones).  For that
reason we explicitly disable compatibility modes on a DD1 host.

More specifically advertising architected mode compatibility causes
the guest kernel not to turn on some vital DD1 workarounds, which
makes it break horribly.

> I don't see much point in updating libvirt to cope with these
> new compat modes when QEMU itself doesn't.

Try TCG, it should work there.

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