Re: kvm: RDTSCP on AMD
From: Daniel P. BerrangÃ
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 - 10:30:27 EST
On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 04:23:51PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 11/12/18 12:55, Eduardo Habkost wrote:
> >> - Debian Jessie: 4.5
> >> - Debian Stretch: 4.5
> >> - RHEL-7: 3.10
> >> - Ubuntu LTS (Xenial): 4.5
> >> - OpenSUSE Leap 15: 4.12.14
> >> So we can't require Linux 4.5 as a minimum version at this time.
> > I'd like us to take a step back and consider what exactly
> > "support" means here. QEMU will still work on older kernels if
> > we add RDTSCP to the CPU models, but at the same time I would
> > like to document that our strict runnability guarantees may not
> > be kept if running Linux < 4.5.
> Anyway RHEL does have RDTSC support for AMD, and a bunch of other stuff.
> The frankenkernel's KVM is somewhere between 4.5 and 4.10, with a dash
> of 4.20 of course. :)
Great, then, this is a non-issue - we just need to mention that fact
in the commit that sets the min version for the kernel
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