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[Qemu-ppc] [PATCH] ppc/kvm: Tell the user what might be wrong when using

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH] ppc/kvm: Tell the user what might be wrong when using bad CPU types with kvm-hv
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:01:56 +0100

Using a CPU type that does not match the host is not possible when using
the kvm-hv kernel module - the PVR is checked in the kernel function
kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_set_sregs_hv() and rejected with -EINVAL if it
does not match the host.
However, when the user tries to specify a non-matching CPU type, QEMU
currently only reports "kvm_init_vcpu failed: Invalid argument", and
this is of course not very helpful for the user to solve the problem.
So this patch adds a more descriptive error message that tells the
user to specify "-cpu host" instead.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Huth <address@hidden>
 target-ppc/kvm.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/target-ppc/kvm.c b/target-ppc/kvm.c
index 762d6cf..6545fbe 100644
--- a/target-ppc/kvm.c
+++ b/target-ppc/kvm.c
@@ -513,6 +513,10 @@ int kvm_arch_init_vcpu(CPUState *cs)
     /* Synchronize sregs with kvm */
     ret = kvm_arch_sync_sregs(cpu);
     if (ret) {
+        if (ret == -EINVAL) {
+            error_report("Register sync failed... If you're using kvm-hv.ko,"
+                         " only \"-cpu host\" is possible!");
+        }
         return ret;

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