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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCHv5 0/4] xen: maintain an accurate persistent clock in more cases

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 01:03:34PM -0700, John Stultz wrote:
> On 06/20/2013 12:16 PM, David Vrabel wrote:
> >Xen guests use the Xen wallclock as their persistent clock.  This is a
> >software only clock in the hypervisor that is used by guests instead
> >of a real hardware RTC.
> >
> >The kernel has limited support for updating the persistent clock or
> >RTC when NTP is synced.  This has the following limitations:
> >
> >* The persistent clock is not updated on step changes.  This leaves a
> >   window where it will be incorrect (while NTP resyncs).
> >
> >* Xen guests use the Xen wallclock as their persistent clock.  dom0
> >   maintains this clock so it is persistent for domUs but not dom0
> >   itself.
> >
> >These limitations mean that guests started before NTP is synchronized
> >will start with an incorrect wallclock time and the hardware RTC will
> >not be updated (as on bare metal).
> >
> >These series fixes the above limitations and depends on "x86: increase
> >precision of x86_platform.get/set_wallclock()" which was previously
> >posted.
> >
> >Changes since v4:
> >
> >Dropped the change to disable non-boot CPUs during suspend on Xen as
> >migration downtime was too poor.  Instead, provide
> >hrtimers_late_resume() for use by Xen's resume code to replace the
> >call of clock_was_set().  Fix two unused variable warnings.
> Ok, I've got these 4 in my pending stack. As long as Thomas doesn't
> object to the first two, and it doesn't run into any trouble in
> testing, I'll send them along for 3.12. (Acks from Xen maintainers
> would be nice for the last two as well).

Please consider them Acked-by.

> Thanks for all the effort through all the revisions here!
> thanks
> -john

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