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[Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 61/62] xl: pvshim: Provide and document xl config

From: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>
v2: pvshim, not pvhshim
    works with type "pvh", not type "pv"
    pvshim_etc. options in config are not erroneously ignored
 docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 tools/xl/xl_parse.c      | 14 ++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 49 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in b/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in
index b7b91d8627..bf6c266de1 100644
--- a/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in
+++ b/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5.in
@@ -508,6 +508,41 @@ Load the specified file as firmware for the guest.
 Currently there's no firmware available for PVH guests, they should be
 booted using the B<Direct Kernel Boot> method or the B<bootloader> option.
+=over 4
+=item B<pvshim=BOOLEAN>
+Whether to boot this guest as a PV guest within a PVH container.
+Ie, the guest will experience a PV environment,
+processor hardware extensions are used to
+separate its address space
+to mitigate the Meltdown attack (CVE-2017-5754).
+Default is false.
+=item B<pvshim_path="PATH">
+The PV shim is a specially-built firmware-like executable
+constructed from the hypervisor source tree.
+This option specifies to use a non-default shim.
+Ignored if pvhsim is false.
+=item B<pvshim_cmdline="STRING">
+Command line for the shim.
+Default is "pv-shim console=xen,pv sched=null".
+Ignored if pvhsim is false.
+=item B<pvshim_extra="STRING">
+Extra command line arguments for the shim.
+If supplied, appended to the value for pvshim_cmdline.
+Default is empty.
+Ignored if pvhsim is false.
 =head3 Other Options
 =over 4
diff --git a/tools/xl/xl_parse.c b/tools/xl/xl_parse.c
index 9a692d5ae6..fdfe693de1 100644
--- a/tools/xl/xl_parse.c
+++ b/tools/xl/xl_parse.c
@@ -964,6 +964,20 @@ void parse_config_data(const char *config_source,
         xlu_cfg_replace_string(config, "pool", &c_info->pool_name, 0);
     libxl_domain_build_info_init_type(b_info, c_info->type);
+    if (b_info->type == LIBXL_DOMAIN_TYPE_PVH) {
+        xlu_cfg_get_defbool(config, "pvshim", &b_info->u.pvh.pvshim, 0);
+        if (!xlu_cfg_get_string(config, "pvshim_path", &buf, 0))
+            xlu_cfg_replace_string(config, "pvshim_path",
+                                   &b_info->u.pvh.pvshim_path, 0);
+        if (!xlu_cfg_get_string(config, "pvshim_cmdline", &buf, 0))
+            xlu_cfg_replace_string(config, "pvshim_cmdline",
+                                   &b_info->u.pvh.pvshim_cmdline, 0);
+        if (!xlu_cfg_get_string(config, "pvshim_extra", &buf, 0))
+            xlu_cfg_replace_string(config, "pvshim_extra",
+                                   &b_info->u.pvh.pvshim_extra, 0);
+    }
     if (blkdev_start)
         b_info->blkdev_start = strdup(blkdev_start);

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