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Date:   Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:43:13 -0800
From:   Jim Mattson <jmattson@...gle.com>
To:     Erwan Velu <erwanaliasr1@...il.com>
Cc:     Erwan Velu <e.velu@...teo.com>,
        Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
        Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@...el.com>,
        Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@...hat.com>,
        Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@...cent.com>,
        Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        "the arch/x86 maintainers" <x86@...nel.org>,
        kvm list <kvm@...r.kernel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kvm: x86: Print "disabled by bios" only once per host

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:33 AM Erwan Velu <erwanaliasr1@...il.com> wrote:
>
> The current behavior is to print a "disabled by bios" message per CPU thread.
> As modern CPUs can have up to 64 cores, 128 on a dual socket, and turns this
> printk to be a pretty noisy by showing up to 256 times the same line in a row.
>
> This patch offer to only print the message once per host considering the BIOS will
> disabled the feature for all sockets/cores at once and not on a per core basis.

That's quite an assumption you're making. I guess I've seen more
broken BIOSes than you have. :-) Still, I would rather see the message
just once--perhaps with an additional warning if all logical
processors aren't in agreement.

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