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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 6/6] Describe KVM_MSR_STEAL_TIME
On 01/28/2011 09:52 PM, Glauber Costa wrote:
> This patch adds documentation about usage of the newly
> introduced KVM_MSR_STEAL_TIME.
>
>
> +
> +MSR_KVM_STEAL_TIME: 0x4b564d03
> +
> + data: 4-byte alignment physical address of a memory area which must be
> + in guest RAM, plus an enable bit in bit 0.

64-byte aligned:
- avoids wrapping around a page boundary, which may let us optimize
things later on (see kvm_write_guest_cached()).
- gives us 5 more unused bits to enable more options

> This memory is expected to
> + hold a copy of the following structure:
> +
> + struct kvm_steal_time {
> + __u64 steal;
> + __u32 version;
> + __u32 flags;
> + __u32 pad[6];
> + }
> +
> + whose data will be filled in by the hypervisor periodically. Only one
> + write, or registration, is needed for each VCPU. The interval between
> + updates of this structure is arbitrary and implementation-dependent.
> + The hypervisor may update this structure at any time it sees fit until
> + anything with bit0 == 0 is written to it.
> +
> + Fields have the following meanings:
> +
> + version: guest has to check version before and after grabbing
> + time information and check that they are both equal and even.
> + An odd version indicates an in-progress update.
> +
> + flags: At this point, always zero. May be used to indicate
> + changes in this structure in the future.
> +
> + steal: the amount of time in which this vCPU did not run, in
> + nanoseconds.
> +

The guest must initialize the entire 64-byte structure to zero before
enabling the feature.

--
error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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