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Date:   Wed, 29 May 2019 03:25:39 +0200
From:   Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>, Tao Xu <tao3.xu@...el.com>
Cc:     rkrcmar@...hat.com, corbet@....net, tglx@...utronix.de,
        mingo@...hat.com, bp@...en8.de, hpa@...or.com,
        sean.j.christopherson@...el.com, x86@...nel.org,
        kvm@...r.kernel.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, jingqi.liu@...el.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/3] KVM: x86: add support for user wait instructions

On 27/05/19 12:30, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> This patch adds support for UMONITOR, UMWAIT and TPAUSE instructions
>> in kvm, and by default dont't expose it to kvm and provide a capability
>> to enable it.
>
> I'm thinking this should be conditional on the guest being a 1:1 guest,
> and I also seem to remember we have bits for that already -- they were
> used to disable paravirt spinlocks for example.

This should be userspace's choice.  It would indeed be silly to enable
this while overcommitted, but KVM doesn't really care.

Paolo

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