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authorChristian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>2008-05-07 09:22:53 +0200
committerMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>2008-05-07 09:23:01 +0200
commit0eaeafa10f3b2bd027e95859a6785d4c7fcc174c (patch)
tree97676107c28393326944bd3d922e7eeaa5caf942 /arch/s390/kvm/Kconfig
parent2688905e6a9b3647bf7b452cb0ff2bdb166bd8fe (diff)
[S390] s390-kvm: leave sie context on work. Removes preemption requirement
From: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> This patch fixes a bug with cpu bound guest on kvm-s390. Sometimes it was impossible to deliver a signal to a spinning guest. We used preemption as a circumvention. The preemption notifiers called vcpu_load, which checked for pending signals and triggered a host intercept. But even with preemption, a sigkill was not delivered immediately. This patch changes the low level host interrupt handler to check for the SIE instruction, if TIF_WORK is set. In that case we change the instruction pointer of the return PSW to rerun the vcpu_run loop. The kvm code sees an intercept reason 0 if that happens. This patch adds accounting for these types of intercept as well. The advantages: - works with and without preemption - signals are delivered immediately - much better host latencies without preemption Acked-by: Carsten Otte <cotte@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
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diff --git a/arch/s390/kvm/Kconfig b/arch/s390/kvm/Kconfig
index 1761b74d639b..e051cad1f1e0 100644
--- a/arch/s390/kvm/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/s390/kvm/Kconfig
@@ -22,7 +22,6 @@ config KVM
select S390_SWITCH_AMODE
- select PREEMPT
Support hosting paravirtualized guest machines using the SIE
virtualization capability on the mainframe. This should work