Re: [PATCH v2 3/7] KVM-HV: KVM Steal time implementation

From: Eric B Munson
Date: Thu Jun 16 2011 - 20:48:39 EST

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011, Glauber Costa wrote:

> To implement steal time, we need the hypervisor to pass the guest information
> about how much time was spent running other processes outside the VM.
> This is per-vcpu, and using the kvmclock structure for that is an abuse
> we decided not to make.
> In this patchset, I am introducing a new msr, KVM_MSR_STEAL_TIME, that
> holds the memory area address containing information about steal time
> This patch contains the hypervisor part for it. I am keeping it separate from
> the headers to facilitate backports to people who wants to backport the kernel
> part but not the hypervisor, or the other way around.
> Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa <glommer@xxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy.fitzhardinge@xxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Avi Kivity <avi@xxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Anthony Liguori <aliguori@xxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Eric B Munson <emunson@xxxxxxxxx>

Tested-by: Eric B Munson <emunson@xxxxxxxxx>

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