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Re: [Xen-devel] linux: {start, stop}_hz_timer() not really affecting periodic timer?

>>> Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 16.01.08 17:46 >>>
>On 16/1/08 16:36, "Jan Beulich" <jbeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> If the time is in the past then the singleshot timer will fire immediately.
>>> So you'll take a slower path than necessary, but the code as-is will work
>>> fine.
>> Immediately would mean to me that it would fire on the return path
>> from VCPUOP_set_singleshot_timer, so HYPERVISOR_block() would
>> not (necessarily) find any pending events and hence block when it
>> shouldn't. Or am I missing some magic by which this is being avoided?
>The function should only be called with interrupts disabled.

That goes back to what I stated first - there's nothing really requiring
this, it just happens to be that way at present.


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