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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/45] KVM: x86: Support for user space injected NMIs
Jan Kiszka wrote:
> Avi Kivity wrote:
>
>> From: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
>>
>> Introduces the KVM_NMI IOCTL to the generic x86 part of KVM for
>> injecting NMIs from user space and also extends the statistic report
>> accordingly.
>>
> Avi, please consider [1] again. You've already merged the related user
> space cleanup, and I was just waiting for your comment on how to deal
> with the kernel part, ideally _before_ merging the superfluous
> ready_for/request NMI interface into mainline.
>
> Thanks,
> Jan
>
> [1] http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.kvm.devel/25016
>
>

Do you mean, drop these nmi window bits completely from 2.6.29, keeping
just injection? We can do that without breaking released userspace by
dropping KVM_CAP_NMI and adding KVM_CAP_NMI2 (better name?) that doesn't
have interrupt window support.

This means that userspace versions that supported KVM_CAP_NMI will not
work with 2.6.29, but I think we can live with that.

If this is acceptable, please send a patch that converts KVM_CAP_NMI to
KVM_CAP_NMI2, and a corresponding patch for userspace. I will fold the
kernel patch into the 2.6.29 submission, and apply both patches to the
master branch.

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error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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