On Thu, 2016-09-22 at 11:45 +0530, Bharata B Rao wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 04:07:21PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, 2016-09-22 at 10:51 +0530, Bharata B Rao wrote:
> > > 
> > > The flag values are expected to remain same for a machine version for
> > > the migration to succeed, but this expectation is broken now. Should
> > > we make the addition of these flags conditional on machine type
> > > version ?
> > > But these flags are part of POWER8 CPU definition which is common for
> > > both pseries and upcoming powernv.
> > 
> > Does this affect KVM ? (And if yes why on earth would KVM give a flying
> > f*** about the TCG instruction flags ?) ... If not, then I think we can
> > safely not care.
> 
> Yes, KVM migration is broken.

Argh then ... stupid design in QEMU. We can't fix anything without
breaking migration, yay !

I don't know what to do to fix that to be honest. Do we have a way to filter
what flags actually matter and filter things out when KVM is enabled ?

Ben.


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