Subject: x86: kvm Require const tsc for RT
From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Date: Sun Nov  6 12:26:18 2011 +0100

From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

Non constant TSC is a nightmare on bare metal already, but with
virtualization it becomes a complete disaster because the workarounds
are horrible latency wise. That's also a preliminary for running RT in
a guest on top of a RT host.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>


---
 arch/x86/kvm/x86.c |    8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
---
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
@@ -8433,6 +8433,14 @@ int kvm_arch_init(void *opaque)
 		goto out;
 	}
 
+#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT
+	if (!boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_CONSTANT_TSC)) {
+		pr_err("RT requires X86_FEATURE_CONSTANT_TSC\n");
+		r = -EOPNOTSUPP;
+		goto out;
+	}
+#endif
+
 	r = -ENOMEM;
 	x86_fpu_cache = kmem_cache_create("x86_fpu", sizeof(struct fpu),
 					  __alignof__(struct fpu), SLAB_ACCOUNT,