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Subject[PATCH 4/4] paravirt,xen: correct xen_nopvspin case
With the boot parameter "xen_nopvspin" specified a Xen guest should not
make use of paravirt spinlocks, but behave as if running on bare
metal. This is not true, however, as the qspinlock code will fall back
to a test-and-set scheme when it is detecting a hypervisor.

In order to avoid this set the virt_spin_lock pvops function to
_paravirt_false() in case xen_nopvspin has been specified.

Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <>
arch/x86/xen/spinlock.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/spinlock.c b/arch/x86/xen/spinlock.c
index 25a7c4302ce7..c01cedfa745d 100644
--- a/arch/x86/xen/spinlock.c
+++ b/arch/x86/xen/spinlock.c
@@ -129,6 +129,8 @@ void __init xen_init_spinlocks(void)

if (!xen_pvspin) {
printk(KERN_DEBUG "xen: PV spinlocks disabled\n");
+ pv_lock_ops.virt_spin_lock =
+ __PV_IS_CALLEE_SAVE(_paravirt_false);
printk(KERN_DEBUG "xen: PV spinlocks enabled\n");
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