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SubjectRe: linux-next: Tree for November 22 (kvm)
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On Mon, 2010-11-29 at 08:08 -1000, Zachary Amsden wrote:
> On 11/29/2010 07:52 AM, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > On 11/29/10 09:47, Zachary Amsden wrote:
> >
> >> On 11/29/2010 06:35 AM, Avi Kivity wrote:
> >>
> >>> On 11/29/2010 06:33 PM, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:26:27 -0800 Randy Dunlap wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:49:11 +1100 Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Hi all,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Changes since 20101119:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> kvm.c:(.init.text+0x11f49): undefined reference to
> >>>>>
> >>>> `kvm_register_clock'
> >>>>
> >>>>> when CONFIG_KVM_CLOCK is not enabled.
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> BUild error still present in linux-next-2010-NOV-29.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>> Glauber, Zach?
> >>>
> >>>
> >> I can only speculate this reference is being called from smpboot without
> >> CONFIG guarding?
> >>
> > Sorry, looks like I dropped the first line of the error messages:
> >
> > arch/x86/built-in.o: In function `kvm_smp_prepare_boot_cpu':
> > kvm.c:(.init.text+0xad38): undefined reference to `kvm_register_clock'
> >
> > from arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c:
> >
> > #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
> > static void __init kvm_smp_prepare_boot_cpu(void)
> > {
> > WARN_ON(kvm_register_clock("primary cpu clock"));
> > kvm_guest_cpu_init();
> > native_smp_prepare_boot_cpu();
> > }
> >
> > so it looks like you are correct...
> >
>
> Looks like this is the appropriate fix:
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
> static void __init kvm_smp_prepare_boot_cpu(void)
> {
> #ifdef CONFIG_KVM_CLOCK
> WARN_ON(kvm_register_clock("primary cpu clock"));
> #endif
> kvm_guest_cpu_init();
> native_smp_prepare_boot_cpu();
> }
>
>
> The SMP code is still buggy as well, wrt printk timing, in that it
> doesn't get called early enough, correct? Has anyone thought of a good
> solution to that problem?
>
> Basically the problem is CPU-1 will get CPU-0's per-cpu areas copied
> over, and these are not valid for CPU-1. If the clocksource is used on
> CPU-1 before kvm clock gets setup, it can go backwards, wreaking havoc,
> causing panic, etc.
>
> What is the best test to guard against this? Perhaps we should keep the
> CPU number in the per-cpu data and test against it?
Can we identify precisely when it happens? If we can, we can try to
force a hypervisor exit or re-register right after the data is copied
over. This will force the per-cpu structure to get updated with good
values.





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