Commit 5d1c0f4a authored by Eric B Munson's avatar Eric B Munson Committed by Avi Kivity

watchdog: add check for suspended vm in softlockup detector

A suspended VM can cause spurious soft lockup warnings.  To avoid these, the
watchdog now checks if the kernel knows it was stopped by the host and skips
the warning if so.  When the watchdog is reset successfully, clear the guest
paused flag.
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric B Munson <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMarcelo Tosatti <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAvi Kivity <>
parent 1c0b28c2
......@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
#include <linux/sysctl.h>
#include <asm/irq_regs.h>
#include <linux/kvm_para.h>
#include <linux/perf_event.h>
int watchdog_enabled = 1;
......@@ -280,6 +281,9 @@ static enum hrtimer_restart watchdog_timer_fn(struct hrtimer *hrtimer)
__this_cpu_write(softlockup_touch_sync, false);
/* Clear the guest paused flag on watchdog reset */
......@@ -292,6 +296,14 @@ static enum hrtimer_restart watchdog_timer_fn(struct hrtimer *hrtimer)
duration = is_softlockup(touch_ts);
if (unlikely(duration)) {
* If a virtual machine is stopped by the host it can look to
* the watchdog like a soft lockup, check to see if the host
* stopped the vm before we issue the warning
if (kvm_check_and_clear_guest_paused())
/* only warn once */
if (__this_cpu_read(soft_watchdog_warn) == true)
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