1. 26 Mar, 2009 1 commit
    • Christian Borntraeger's avatar
      [S390] Fix hypervisor detection for KVM · 92e6ecf3
      Christian Borntraeger authored
      Currently we use the cpuid (via STIDP instruction) to recognize LPAR,
      z/VM and KVM.
      The architecture states, that bit 0-7 of STIDP returns all zero, and
      if STIDP is executed in a virtual machine, the VM operating system
      will replace bits 0-7 with FF.
      KVM should not use FE to distinguish z/VM from KVM for interested
      guests. The proper way to detect the hypervisor is the STSI (Store
      System Information) instruction, which return information about the
      hypervisors via function code 3, selector1=2, selector2=2.
      This patch changes the detection routine of Linux to use STSI instead
      of STIDP. This detection is earlier than bootmem, we have to use a
      static buffer. Since STSI expects a 4kb block (4kb aligned) this
      patch also changes the init.data alignment for s390. As this section
      will be freed during boot, this should be no problem.
      Patch is tested with LPAR, z/VM, KVM on LPAR, and KVM under z/VM.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChristian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
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