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Subject[PATCH v8 4/5] xen: Mark "xen_nopvspin" parameter obsolete
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Map "xen_nopvspin" to "nopvspin", fix stale description of "xen_nopvspin"
as we use qspinlock now.

Signed-off-by: Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Cc: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>
Cc: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
Cc: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@kernel.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
---
Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 7 ++++---
arch/x86/xen/spinlock.c | 4 ++--
2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
index bd49ed2..85059dd 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -5307,8 +5307,9 @@
panic() code such as dumping handler.

xen_nopvspin [X86,XEN]
- Disables the ticketlock slowpath using Xen PV
- optimizations.
+ Disables the qspinlock slowpath using Xen PV optimizations.
+ This parameter is obsoleted by "nopvspin" parameter, which
+ has equivalent effect for XEN platform.

xen_nopv [X86]
Disables the PV optimizations forcing the HVM guest to
@@ -5334,7 +5335,7 @@
as generic guest with no PV drivers. Currently support
XEN HVM, KVM, HYPER_V and VMWARE guest.

- nopvspin [X86,KVM]
+ nopvspin [X86,XEN,KVM]
Disables the qspinlock slow path using PV optimizations
which allow the hypervisor to 'idle' the guest on lock
contention.
diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/spinlock.c b/arch/x86/xen/spinlock.c
index 6deb490..799f4eb 100644
--- a/arch/x86/xen/spinlock.c
+++ b/arch/x86/xen/spinlock.c
@@ -114,9 +114,8 @@ void xen_uninit_lock_cpu(int cpu)
*/
void __init xen_init_spinlocks(void)
{
-
/* Don't need to use pvqspinlock code if there is only 1 vCPU. */
- if (num_possible_cpus() == 1)
+ if (num_possible_cpus() == 1 || nopvspin)
xen_pvspin = false;

if (!xen_pvspin) {
@@ -137,6 +136,7 @@ void __init xen_init_spinlocks(void)

static __init int xen_parse_nopvspin(char *arg)
{
+ pr_notice("\"xen_nopvspin\" is deprecated, please use \"nopvspin\" instead\n");
xen_pvspin = false;
return 0;
}
--
1.8.3.1
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