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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4 V13] Avoid soft lockup message when KVM is stopped by host
On Tue, 14 Feb 2012, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 10:29:31AM -0500, Eric B Munson wrote:
> > On Wed, 08 Feb 2012, Eric B Munson wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > When a guest kernel is stopped by the host hypervisor it can look like a soft
> > > lockup to the guest kernel. This false warning can mask later soft lockup
> > > warnings which may be real. This patch series adds a method for a host
> > > hypervisor to communicate to a guest kernel that it is being stopped. The
> > > final patch in the series has the watchdog check this flag when it goes to
> > > issue a soft lockup warning and skip the warning if the guest knows it was
> > > stopped.
> > >
> > > It was attempted to solve this in Qemu, but the side effects of saving and
> > > restoring the clock and tsc for each vcpu put the wall clock of the guest behind
> > > by the amount of time of the pause. This forces a guest to have ntp running
> > > in order to keep the wall clock accurate.
> >
> > Avi,
> >
> > Is this set fit for merging or is there something else you want changed?
>
> Eric,
>
> On Message-ID: <20120210160536.GA23363@amt.cnet>, i asked:
>
> How is the stub getting included for other architectures again?
>

Marcelo,

Sorry, I put out V13 to answer that. There is a stub in asm-generic that was
lost in the V11-V12 rebase. This stub has be included in the V13 set.

Eric
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