[PATCH v2 6/6] Describe KVM_MSR_STEAL_TIME

From: Glauber Costa
Date: Fri Jan 28 2011 - 14:53:49 EST

This patch adds documentation about usage of the newly
introduced KVM_MSR_STEAL_TIME.

Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa <glommer@xxxxxxxxxx>
Documentation/kvm/msr.txt | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/kvm/msr.txt b/Documentation/kvm/msr.txt
index d079aed..7a2d223 100644
--- a/Documentation/kvm/msr.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kvm/msr.txt
@@ -185,3 +185,35 @@ MSR_KVM_ASYNC_PF_EN: 0x4b564d02

Currently type 2 APF will be always delivered on the same vcpu as
type 1 was, but guest should not rely on that.
+MSR_KVM_STEAL_TIME: 0x4b564d03
+ data: 4-byte alignment physical address of a memory area which must be
+ in guest RAM, plus an enable bit in bit 0. This memory is expected to
+ hold a copy of the following structure:
+ struct kvm_steal_time {
+ __u64 steal;
+ __u32 version;
+ __u32 flags;
+ __u32 pad[6];
+ }
+ whose data will be filled in by the hypervisor periodically. Only one
+ write, or registration, is needed for each VCPU. The interval between
+ updates of this structure is arbitrary and implementation-dependent.
+ The hypervisor may update this structure at any time it sees fit until
+ anything with bit0 == 0 is written to it.
+ Fields have the following meanings:
+ version: guest has to check version before and after grabbing
+ time information and check that they are both equal and even.
+ An odd version indicates an in-progress update.
+ flags: At this point, always zero. May be used to indicate
+ changes in this structure in the future.
+ steal: the amount of time in which this vCPU did not run, in
+ nanoseconds.

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