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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/9] KVM: x86: remove return value of kvm_vcpu_block
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On 8/17/22 01:34, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> Isn't freeing up the return from kvm_vcpu_check_block() unnecessary? Can't we
> just do:
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
> index 9f11b505cbee..ccb9f8bdeb18 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
> @@ -10633,7 +10633,7 @@ static inline int vcpu_block(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
> if (hv_timer)
> kvm_lapic_switch_to_hv_timer(vcpu);
>
> - if (!kvm_check_request(KVM_REQ_UNHALT, vcpu))
> + if (!kvm_arch_vcpu_runnable(vcpu))
> return 1;
> }
>
>
> which IMO is more intuitive and doesn't require reworking halt-polling (again).

This was my first idea indeed. However I didn't like calling
kvm_arch_vcpu_runnable() again and "did it schedule()" seemed to be a
less interesting result from kvm_vcpu_block() (and in fact
kvm_vcpu_halt() does not bother passing it up the return chain).

Paolo

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