Patchwork [12/14] KVM: Clarify capability requirements for KVM_ARM_VCPU_FINALIZE

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Submitter Dave Martin
Date April 12, 2019, 4:28 p.m.
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Dave Martin - April 12, 2019, 4:28 p.m.
Userspace is only supposed to use KVM_ARM_VCPU_FINALIZE when there
is some vcpu feature that can actually be finalized.

This means that documenting KVM_ARM_VCPU_FINALIZE as available or
not depending on the capabilities present is not helpful.

This patch amends the documentation to describe availability in
terms of which capability is required for each finalizable feature

In any case, userspace sees the same error (EINVAL) regardless of
whether the given feature is not present or KVM_ARM_VCPU_FINALIZE
is not implemented at all.

No functional change.

Suggested-by: Andrew Jones <>
Signed-off-by: Dave Martin <>
 Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt | 5 ++---
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)


diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
index 68509de..b115b23 100644
--- a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
+++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/api.txt
@@ -3997,17 +3997,16 @@  userspace should not expect to get any particular value there.
-Capability: KVM_CAP_ARM_SVE
 Architectures: arm, arm64
 Type: vcpu ioctl
 Parameters: int feature (in)
 Returns: 0 on success, -1 on error
   EPERM:     feature not enabled, needs configuration, or already finalized
-  EINVAL:    unknown feature
+  EINVAL:    feature unknown or not present
 Recognised values for feature:
-  arm64      KVM_ARM_VCPU_SVE
+  arm64      KVM_ARM_VCPU_SVE (requires KVM_CAP_ARM_SVE)
 Finalizes the configuration of the specified vcpu feature.