NACK: [Artful] cherry-pick KVM fix for CPUs lacking virtual NMI support

Khaled Elmously khalid.elmously at canonical.com
Fri Feb 2 02:33:41 UTC 2018


Looks like this is also just missing the 'bugs/' portion of the URL.

However, Joseph Salisbury has sent this same patch on 2018-01-19, so I'm NACKing this one as it's no longer needed.




On 2018-01-23 14:48:41 , Stefan Bader wrote:
> On 19.12.2017 10:30, Fabian Gr├╝nbichler wrote:
> > BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/1738982
> 
> Bug report not accessible.
> 
> -Stefan
> 
> > 
> > == SRU Justification ==
> > 
> > Impact: systems with CPUs lacking virtual NMI support are no longer able
> > to load the kvm_intel module, and thus not able to use KVM functionality
> > 
> > Fix: cherry-pick re-introducing support for software NMI support
> > 
> > Regression Potential: applied upstream in 4.15 and 4.14.3, tested and
> > verified by multiple people
> > 
> > the original dropping of support was (functionally) reverted after
> > upstream got notified of how many CPUs were actually affected
> > 
> > see [1] for upstream patch re-introducing support
> > 
> > see [2] for the original upstream patch dropping support and following
> > discusison
> > 
> > 1: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/<1509971473-74491-1-git-send-email-pbonzini@redhat.com>
> > 2: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/<1490618297-10581-2-git-send-email-pbonzini@redhat.com>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 




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