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Subject[PATCH] KVM: x86: Update vCPU's hv_clock before back to guest when tsc_offset is adjusted
When MSR_IA32_TSC_ADJUST is written by guest due to TSC ADJUST feature
especially there's a big tsc warp (like a new vCPU is hot-added into VM
which has been up for a long time), tsc_offset is added by a large value
then go back to guest. This causes system time jump as tsc_timestamp is
not adjusted in the meantime and pvclock monotonic character.
To fix this, just notify kvm to update vCPU's guest time before back to

Signed-off-by: Zelin Deng <>
arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
index efc7a82..f03294f 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
@@ -3095,6 +3095,10 @@ int kvm_set_msr_common(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, struct msr_data *msr_info)
if (!msr_info->host_initiated) {
s64 adj = data - vcpu->arch.ia32_tsc_adjust_msr;
adjust_tsc_offset_guest(vcpu, adj);
+ /* Before back to guest, tsc_timestamp must be adjusted
+ * as well, otherwise guest's percpu pvclock time could jump.
+ */
+ kvm_make_request(KVM_REQ_CLOCK_UPDATE, vcpu);
vcpu->arch.ia32_tsc_adjust_msr = data;
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