On 27/02/18 11:33, Christoffer Dall wrote:
> From: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.d...@linaro.org>
> Calling vcpu_load() registers preempt notifiers for this vcpu and calls
> kvm_arch_vcpu_load().  The latter will soon be doing a lot of heavy
> lifting on arm/arm64 and will try to do things such as enabling the
> virtual timer and setting us up to handle interrupts from the timer
> hardware.
> Loading state onto hardware registers and enabling hardware to signal
> interrupts can be problematic when we're not actually about to run the
> VCPU, because it makes it difficult to establish the right context when
> handling interrupts from the timer, and it makes the register access
> code difficult to reason about.
> Luckily, now when we call vcpu_load in each ioctl implementation, we can
> simply remove the call from the non-KVM_RUN vcpu ioctls, and our
> kvm_arch_vcpu_load() is only used for loading vcpu content to the
> physical CPU when we're actually going to run the vcpu.
> Reviewed-by: Julien Grall <julien.gr...@arm.com>
> Reviewed-by: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyng...@arm.com>
> Reviewed-by: Andrew Jones <drjo...@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.d...@linaro.org>
I've queued this patch for 4.16-rc5 as part of the reset fix.


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