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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-09-04 18:15:06 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-09-04 18:15:06 -0700
commitae7a835cc546fc67df90edaaa0c48ae2b22a29fe (patch)
treeb1235437fde066ab0f272f164d75dc1b98a244cf /Documentation
parentcf39c8e5352b4fb9efedfe7e9acb566a85ed847c (diff)
parent6b9e4fa07443f5baf5bbd7ab043abd6976f8d7bc (diff)
Merge branch 'next' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvm
Pull KVM updates from Gleb Natapov: "The highlights of the release are nested EPT and pv-ticketlocks support (hypervisor part, guest part, which is most of the code, goes through tip tree). Apart of that there are many fixes for all arches" Fix up semantic conflicts as discussed in the pull request thread.. * 'next' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvm: (88 commits) ARM: KVM: Add newlines to panic strings ARM: KVM: Work around older compiler bug ARM: KVM: Simplify tracepoint text ARM: KVM: Fix kvm_set_pte assignment ARM: KVM: vgic: Bump VGIC_NR_IRQS to 256 ARM: KVM: Bugfix: vgic_bytemap_get_reg per cpu regs ARM: KVM: vgic: fix GICD_ICFGRn access ARM: KVM: vgic: simplify vgic_get_target_reg KVM: MMU: remove unused parameter KVM: PPC: Book3S PR: Rework kvmppc_mmu_book3s_64_xlate() KVM: PPC: Book3S PR: Make instruction fetch fallback work for system calls KVM: PPC: Book3S PR: Don't corrupt guest state when kernel uses VMX KVM: x86: update masterclock when kvmclock_offset is calculated (v2) KVM: PPC: Book3S: Fix compile error in XICS emulation KVM: PPC: Book3S PR: return appropriate error when allocation fails arch: powerpc: kvm: add signed type cast for comparation KVM: x86: add comments where MMIO does not return to the emulator KVM: vmx: count exits to userspace during invalid guest emulation KVM: rename __kvm_io_bus_sort_cmp to kvm_io_bus_cmp kvm: optimize away THP checks in kvm_is_mmio_pfn() ...
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diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/cpuid.txt b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/cpuid.txt
index 83afe65d4966..22ff659bc0fb 100644
--- a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/cpuid.txt
+++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/cpuid.txt
@@ -43,6 +43,10 @@ KVM_FEATURE_CLOCKSOURCE2 || 3 || kvmclock available at msrs
KVM_FEATURE_ASYNC_PF || 4 || async pf can be enabled by
|| || writing to msr 0x4b564d02
+KVM_FEATURE_PV_UNHALT || 7 || guest checks this feature bit
+ || || before enabling paravirtualized
+ || || spinlock support.
KVM_FEATURE_CLOCKSOURCE_STABLE_BIT || 24 || host will warn if no guest-side
|| || per-cpu warps are expected in
|| || kvmclock.
diff --git a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/hypercalls.txt b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/hypercalls.txt
index ea113b5d87a4..022198e389d7 100644
--- a/Documentation/virtual/kvm/hypercalls.txt
+++ b/Documentation/virtual/kvm/hypercalls.txt
@@ -64,3 +64,17 @@ Purpose: To enable communication between the hypervisor and guest there is a
shared page that contains parts of supervisor visible register state.
The guest can map this shared page to access its supervisor register through
memory using this hypercall.
+Architecture: x86
+Status: active
+Purpose: Hypercall used to wakeup a vcpu from HLT state
+Usage example : A vcpu of a paravirtualized guest that is busywaiting in guest
+kernel mode for an event to occur (ex: a spinlock to become available) can
+execute HLT instruction once it has busy-waited for more than a threshold
+time-interval. Execution of HLT instruction would cause the hypervisor to put
+the vcpu to sleep until occurence of an appropriate event. Another vcpu of the
+same guest can wakeup the sleeping vcpu by issuing KVM_HC_KICK_CPU hypercall,
+specifying APIC ID (a1) of the vcpu to be woken up. An additional argument (a0)
+is used in the hypercall for future use.

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