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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/4] implement vcpu preempted check
On Wed, Jul 06, 2016 at 12:44:58PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > Paolo, could you help out with an (x86) KVM interface for this?
>
> If it's just for spin loops, you can check if the version field in the
> steal time structure has changed.

That would require remembering the old value, no?

That would work with a previous interface proposal, see:

http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1466937715-6683-2-git-send-email-xinhui.pan@linux.vnet.ibm.com

the vcpu_get_yield_count() thing would match that I think.

However the current proposal:

http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1467124991-13164-2-git-send-email-xinhui.pan@linux.vnet.ibm.com

dropped that in favour of only vcpu_is_preempted(), which requires being
able to tell if a (remote) vcpu is currently running or not, which iirc,
isn't possible with the steal time sequence count.


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