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SubjectRe: kvm_intel fails to load on Conroe CPUs running Linux 4.12
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On 07/08/2017 19:17, Sebastian Rachuj wrote:
>>>
>>> Thank you for looking into the issue. My cpuinfo is as follows:
>>
>> Looks like Intel was already differentiating virtualization features
>> across SKUs. Please run the attached script as root to see what other
>> things are different (apparently) between non-Xeon and Xeon Conroes.
>
> Here you are, I hope it helps:

Not much to say, unfortunately. It's pretty much the same capabilities
as a Prescott/Cedar Mill processor, except that it has MSR bitmaps. It
also lacks FlexPriority compared to the Conroe I had checked.

It's not great that even the revert patch doesn't apply cleanly---this
is *not* necessarily a boring area of the hypervisor...

Given the rarity of your machine I'm currently leaning towards _not_
reverting the change. I'll check another non-Xeon Core 2 tomorrow that
is from December 2008 (IIRC). If that one also lacks vNMI, or if I get
other reports, I suppose I will have to reconsider that.

Paolo

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