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authorMarc Zyngier <>2016-04-06 09:37:22 +0100
committerChristoffer Dall <>2016-04-06 13:17:54 +0200
commit1c5631c73fc2261a5df64a72c155cb53dcdc0c45 (patch)
tree28b5238d600d497cd3b6bdbac1f80708bc07a864 /arch/arm64/kvm
parent7d4bd1d2819ef1035ba1ed648358df37b51ade6f (diff)
KVM: arm/arm64: Handle forward time correction gracefully
On a host that runs NTP, corrections can have a direct impact on the background timer that we program on the behalf of a vcpu. In particular, NTP performing a forward correction will result in a timer expiring sooner than expected from a guest point of view. Not a big deal, we kick the vcpu anyway. But on wake-up, the vcpu thread is going to perform a check to find out whether or not it should block. And at that point, the timer check is going to say "timer has not expired yet, go back to sleep". This results in the timer event being lost forever. There are multiple ways to handle this. One would be record that the timer has expired and let kvm_cpu_has_pending_timer return true in that case, but that would be fairly invasive. Another is to check for the "short sleep" condition in the hrtimer callback, and restart the timer for the remaining time when the condition is detected. This patch implements the latter, with a bit of refactoring in order to avoid too much code duplication. Cc: <> Reported-by: Alexander Graf <> Reviewed-by: Alexander Graf <> Signed-off-by: Marc Zyngier <> Signed-off-by: Christoffer Dall <>
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