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SubjectRe: [PATCH resend] x86,kvm: Add a kernel parameter to disable PV spinlock
On 09/04/2017 10:40 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 04, 2017 at 04:28:36PM +0200, Oscar Salvador wrote:
>> This is just a resend of Waiman Long's patch.
>> I could not find why it was not merged to upstream, so I thought
>> to give it another chance.
>> What follows is what Waiman Long wrote.
>> Xen has an kernel command line argument "xen_nopvspin" to disable
>> paravirtual spinlocks. This patch adds a similar "kvm_nopvspin"
>> argument to disable paravirtual spinlocks for KVM. This can be useful
>> for testing as well as allowing administrators to choose unfair lock
>> for their KVM guests if they want to.
> For testing its trivial to hack your kernel and I don't feel this is
> something an Admin can make reasonable decisions about.

I almost forgot about this patch that I sent quite a while ago. I was
sending this patch out mainly to maintain consistency between KVM and
Xen. This patch is not that important to me, and that is why I didn't
push it further.


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