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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH V2 11/11] x86: tsc: avoid system instability in hibernation
On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 12:30:02AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 10:50 PM Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 1:43 PM Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 11:43:18AM +0000, Singh, Balbir wrote:
> > > > For your original comment, just wanted to clarify the following:
> > > >
> > > > 1. After hibernation, the machine can be resumed on a different but compatible
> > > > host (these are VM images hibernated)
> > > > 2. This means the clock between host1 and host2 can/will be different
> > > >
> > > > In your comments are you making the assumption that the host(s) is/are the
> > > > same? Just checking the assumptions being made and being on the same page with
> > > > them.
> > >
> > > I would expect this to be the same problem we have as regular suspend,
> > > after power off the TSC will have been reset, so resume will have to
> > > somehow bridge that gap. I've no idea if/how it does that.
> >
> > In general, this is done by timekeeping_resume() and the only special
> > thing done for the TSC appears to be the tsc_verify_tsc_adjust(true)
> > call in tsc_resume().
>
> And I forgot about tsc_restore_sched_clock_state() that gets called
> via restore_processor_state() on x86, before calling
> timekeeping_resume().
>
In this case tsc_verify_tsc_adjust(true) this does nothing as
feature bit X86_FEATURE_TSC_ADJUST is not available to guest.
I am no expert in this area, but could this be messing things up?

Thanks,
Anchal

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