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SubjectRe: [patch] disable NMI watchdog by default
Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> there's a new NMI watchdog related problem: KVM crashes on certain
>> bzImages because ... we enable the NMI watchdog by default (even if
>> the user does not ask for it) , and no other OS on this planet does
>> that so KVM doesnt have emulation for that yet. So KVM injects a #GP,
>> which crashes the Linux guest:
> I'm missing something, what limits this to systems running under kvm?

Most likely kvm doesn't implement the msrs which drive the nmi
watchdog. That makes it a kvm bug, not a problem with the nmi
watchdog. Emulating it correctly is fairly difficult, though,
especially if we want to migrate virtual machines between different
processor models, so I hope this goes in.

Do not meddle in the internals of kernels, for they are subtle and quick to panic.

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