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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kvm: rename HINTS_DEDICATED to KVM_HINTS_REALTIME
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On 18/05/2018 19:13, Eduardo Habkost wrote:
>> As much as we'd like to be helpful and validate input, you need a real
>> time host too. I'm not sure how we'd find out - I suggest we do not
>> bother for now.
> I'm worried that people will start enabling the flag in all kinds
> of scenarios where the guarantees can't be kept, and make the
> meaning of the flag in practice completely different from its
> documented meaning.

I don't think we should try to detect anything. As far as QEMU is
concerned, it's mostly garbage in, garbage out when it comes to invalid
configurations. It's just a bit, and using it in invalid configurations
is okay if you're doing it (for example) for debugging.

Paolo

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