Subject: KVM: arm/arm64: downgrade preempt_disable()d region to migrate_disable()
From: Josh Cartwright <>
Date: Thu Feb 11 11:54:01 2016 -0600

From: Josh Cartwright <>

kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run() disables the use of preemption when updating
the vgic and timer states to prevent the calling task from migrating to
another CPU.  It does so to prevent the task from writing to the
incorrect per-CPU GIC distributor registers.

On -rt kernels, it's possible to maintain the same guarantee with the
use of migrate_{disable,enable}(), with the added benefit that the
migrate-disabled region is preemptible.  Update
kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run() to do so.

Cc: Christoffer Dall <>
Reported-by: Manish Jaggi <>
Signed-off-by: Josh Cartwright <>
Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

 arch/arm64/kvm/arm.c |    6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
@ arch/arm64/kvm/arm.c:814 @ int kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run(struct kvm_v
 		 * involves poking the GIC, which must be done in a
 		 * non-preemptible context.
-		preempt_disable();
+		migrate_disable();
@ arch/arm64/kvm/arm.c:838 @ int kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run(struct kvm_v
-			preempt_enable();
+			migrate_enable();
@ arch/arm64/kvm/arm.c:910 @ int kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run(struct kvm_v
 		/* Exit types that need handling before we can be preempted */
 		handle_exit_early(vcpu, ret);
-		preempt_enable();
+		migrate_enable();
 		 * The ARMv8 architecture doesn't give the hypervisor