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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 16/16] ARM64: XEN: Initialize Xen specific UEFI runtime services

On 2016/1/19 21:03, Mark Rutland wrote:
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 12:03:59PM +0000, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
On Mon, 18 Jan 2016, Mark Rutland wrote:
On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 05:45:24PM +0000, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
On Mon, 18 Jan 2016, Mark Rutland wrote:
On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 02:55:29PM +0800, Shannon Zhao wrote:
+void __init xen_efi_runtime_setup(void)
+       efi.get_time                 = xen_efi_get_time;
+       efi.set_time                 = xen_efi_set_time;
+       efi.get_wakeup_time          = xen_efi_get_wakeup_time;
+       efi.set_wakeup_time          = xen_efi_set_wakeup_time;
+       efi.get_variable             = xen_efi_get_variable;
+       efi.get_next_variable        = xen_efi_get_next_variable;
+       efi.set_variable             = xen_efi_set_variable;
+       efi.query_variable_info      = xen_efi_query_variable_info;
+       efi.update_capsule           = xen_efi_update_capsule;
+       efi.query_capsule_caps       = xen_efi_query_capsule_caps;
+       efi.get_next_high_mono_count = xen_efi_get_next_high_mono_count;
+       efi.reset_system             = NULL;

How do capsules work in the absence of an EFI system reset?

Actually I don't think that capsules are available in Xen on ARM64 yet,
see "TODO - disabled until implemented on ARM" in

FYI system reset is available, but it is provided via a different
mechanism (HYPERVISOR_sched_op(xen_restart...)

Will that trigger Xen to do the right thing to trigger capsule updates
when implemented in Xen? Or do we need a xen_efi_reset_system?

On ARM, to reboot the hardware, Xen calls the native PSCI system_reset
method. On x86, Xen calls efi_reset_system on EFI systems, and has
several fall backs if that doesn't work as expected (see

But on a second look it doesn't look like that the capsule hypercalls
are implemented correctly even on x86 (there is an "XXX fall through for
now" comment in the code). I guess they are not available on Xen at all

That is incredibly unfortunate. It effectively renders the firmware
non-updateable when using Xen.

Does that override PSCI?

It does not, HYPERVISOR_sched_op(xen_restart,) is in addition to it. It
ends up calling the same function within Xen as PSCI system_reset.

I meant within Dom0.

Presumably Dom0 calls HYPERVISOR_sched_op(xen_restart,), and doesn't

I think executing reset in Dom0 will reset not only Dom0 but also the Xen hypervisor, right?

In machine_restart we try efi_reboot first specifically to allow for
capsule updates. Similarly drivers/firmware/efi/reboot.c registers
efi_power_off late in order to override anything else, though that's
best-effort at present.

That's very interesting. I think that Xen on ARM should follow what
Linux does and what Xen already does on x86 and try efi_reset_system
first on efi systems.

I would agree.



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