Re: [PATCH v4 29/35] OvmfPkg/OvmfXen: Override PcdFSBClock to Xen vLAPIC timer frequency

Roger Pau Monné

On Thu, Aug 08, 2019 at 02:28:32PM +0100, Anthony PERARD wrote:
On Wed, Aug 07, 2019 at 05:54:51PM +0200, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 04:39:38PM +0100, Anthony PERARD wrote:
PcdFSBClock is used by SecPeiDxeTimerLibCpu, the TimerLib
implementation. It will also be used by XenTimerDxe. Override
PcdFSBClock to match Xen vLAPIC timer frequency.
I'm kind of surprised that his is not automatically detected?

Is it a bug in Xen or just always hardcoded on OVMF?
It's hardcoded. Why would you need auto detection when you always run on
the same machine ;-).
I don't think that's part of the HVM/PVH ABI in any way, and if you
hardcode it in OVMF it would prevent Xen from changing the frequency
in the future if such necessity arises. We should try to avoid painting
ourselves into a corner when possible.

Doesn't OVMF have a way to get this from the hardware itself?

Thanks, Roger.

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