RE: [PATCH 2/2] hyperv: Implement Time Synchronization using host time sample
From: Thomas Shao
Date: Tue Oct 14 2014 - 10:08:34 EST
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> From: Richard Cochran [mailto:richardcochran@xxxxxxxxx]
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> To: Thomas Shao
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> Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] hyperv: Implement Time Synchronization using host
> time sample
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 01:04:35PM +0000, Thomas Shao wrote:
> > > > + /*
> > > > + * Use the Hyper-V time sample to adjust the guest time. The
> > > > + * algorithm is: If the sample offsets exceeds 1 second, we
> > > > + * directly set the clock to the server time. If the offset is
> > >
> > > So the guests will experience random time jumps in the kernel,
> > > without any rhyme or reason?
> > This behavior is designed for some extreme cases. Like manually
> > setting guest time to some value. Or the host resumes from a hibernate
> > state. Normally, we should not run into this.
> But when it *does* happen, the guest software will have no way of knowing
> what happened. That stinks.
> Taking your example, when the guest sets its time, the time will suddenly
> jump somewhere else, and for no apparent reason.
> From the guest's point of view, this is really not acceptable.
If the user chooses to sync guest time with host, that's the expected behavior, right?
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