This Linux kernel change "KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Signed extend decrementer value if not using large decrementer" is included in the Linux 5.3 release. This change is authored by Suraj Jitindar Singh <sjitindarsingh [at] gmail.com> on Thu Jun 20 11:46:50 2019 +1000. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 8695377 (patch).
KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Signed extend decrementer value if not using large decrementer On POWER9 the decrementer can operate in large decrementer mode where the decrementer is 56 bits and signed extended to 64 bits. When not operating in this mode the decrementer behaves as a 32 bit decrementer which is NOT signed extended (as on POWER8). Currently when reading a guest decrementer value we don't take into account whether the large decrementer is enabled or not, and this means the value will be incorrect when the guest is not using the large decrementer. Fix this by sign extending the value read when the guest isn't using the large decrementer. Fixes: 95a6432ce903 ("KVM: PPC: Book3S HV: Streamlined guest entry/exit path on P9 for radix guests") Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org # v4.20+ Signed-off-by: Suraj Jitindar Singh <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There are 2 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.
arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv.c | 2 ++ 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+) diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv.c b/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv.c index d5fc624..ffd891d 100644 --- a/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv.c +++ b/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv.c @@ -3607,6 +3607,8 @@ int kvmhv_p9_guest_entry(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, u64 time_limit, vcpu->arch.slb_max = 0; dec = mfspr(SPRN_DEC); + if (!(lpcr & LPCR_LD)) /* Sign extend if not using large decrementer */ + dec = (s32) dec; tb = mftb(); vcpu->arch.dec_expires = dec + tb; vcpu->cpu = -1;