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Date:	Thu, 08 Mar 2007 16:22:23 -0800
From:	Daniel Walker <>
To:	Zachary Amsden <>
Cc:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <>, Ingo Molnar <>,, john stultz <>,,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	LKML <>,
	Pratap Subrahmanyam <>,
	Rusty Russell <>, Andi Kleen <>,
	Daniel Hecht <>,
	Daniel Arai <>,
	Chris Wright <>,
	Virtualization Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: hardwired VMI crap

On Thu, 2007-03-08 at 15:55 -0800, Zachary Amsden wrote:

> We just don't drive the local timer interrupts through the APIC, we make 
> hypercalls to schedule local timer alarms.  Which is something we must 
> do for UP kernels as well, which use the PIT / PIC.  So there is a need 
> for having clockevents code which doesn't program timers through the APIC.

This getting a bit confusing to me .. When your talking about "local
timer interrupts" are you speaking of a periodic interrupt from the
lapic , or the jiffies increment inside the virtual machine?


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