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Date:   Fri, 1 May 2020 15:34:06 -0400
From:   Joshua Abraham <>
Subject: [PATCH] docs: kvm: Fix KVM_KVMCLOCK_CTRL API doc

The KVM_KVMCLOCK_CTRL ioctl signals to supported KVM guests
that the hypervisor has paused it. This updates the documentation 
to reflect that the guest, not the host is notified by this API.

Signed-off-by: Joshua Abraham <>
 Documentation/virt/kvm/api.rst | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/virt/kvm/api.rst b/Documentation/virt/kvm/api.rst
index efbbe570aa9b..06a4d9bfc6e5 100644
--- a/Documentation/virt/kvm/api.rst
+++ b/Documentation/virt/kvm/api.rst
@@ -2572,7 +2572,7 @@ list in 4.68.
 :Parameters: None
 :Returns: 0 on success, -1 on error
-This signals to the host kernel that the specified guest is being paused by
+This signals to the guest kernel that the specified guest is being paused by
 userspace.  The host will set a flag in the pvclock structure that is checked
 from the soft lockup watchdog.  The flag is part of the pvclock structure that
 is shared between guest and host, specifically the second bit of the flags

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