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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4 V13] Add ioctl for KVM_KVMCLOCK_CTRL
On 02/08/2012 05:07 PM, Eric B Munson wrote:
> Now that we have a flag that will tell the guest it was suspended, create an
> interface for that communication using a KVM ioctl.
>
> +
> +Capability: KVM_CAP_KVMCLOCK_CTRL
> +Architectures: Any that implement pvclocks (currently x86 only)
> +Type: vcpu ioctl
> +Parameters: None
> +Returns: 0 on success, -1 on error
> +
> +This signals to the host kernel that the specified guest is being paused by
> +userspace. The host will set a flag in the pvclock structure that is checked
> +from the soft lockup watchdog.

This needs to be expanded. There is a protocol between the host and
guest that needs to be documented, including the requirement to use a
single instruction (or ll/sc) to clear the flag. See
Documentation/virtual/kvm/msr.txt

> This ioctl can be called during pause or
> +unpause.
> +

After pausing the vcpu, but before resuming it.


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error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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