[PATCH v2 0/2] Add API for accurate KVM/PV clock migration

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Guest VMs can be provided with a para-virtualized clock source to
perform timekeeping. A KVM guest can map in a PV clock via the
Where as on a Xen guest this can be provided via the vcpu/shared
info pages.

These PV clocks both use a common structure which is mapped between
host <-> guest to provide the PVTI (paravirtual time information)
for the clock. This reference information is a guest TSC timestamp
and a host system time at a singular point in time.

Upon a live-update of a host or live-migration of an instance the
PVTI may be recalculated by KVM. Using the existing KVM_[GS]ET_CLOCK
functionality the relationship between the TSC and PV clock cannot
be precisely saved and restored by userspace.

This series adds in two patches, one to add in a new interface to
allow a VMM/userspace to perform a correction of the PVTI structure.
Then a second to verify the imprecision after a simulation of a
live-update/migration and then to verify the correction is to within

v1: https://lore.kernel.org/all/20240408220705.7637-1-jalliste@xxxxxxxxxx/

- Moved new IOCTLs from vm to vcpu level.
- Adds extra error checks as suggested by Dongli Zhang / David Woodhouse.
- Adds on-demand calculation of PVTI if non currently present in vcpu.
- Adds proper synchronization for PV clock during correction.
- Added option to test without TSC scaling in sefltest.
- Updated commit messages to better explain the situation (thanks David).

Jack Allister (2):
  KVM: x86: Add KVM_[GS]ET_CLOCK_GUEST for accurate KVM clock migration
  KVM: selftests: Add KVM/PV clock selftest to prove timer correction

 Documentation/virt/kvm/api.rst                |  37 ++++
 arch/x86/kvm/x86.c                            | 124 +++++++++++
 include/uapi/linux/kvm.h                      |   3 +
 tools/testing/selftests/kvm/Makefile          |   1 +
 .../selftests/kvm/x86_64/pvclock_test.c       | 192 ++++++++++++++++++
 5 files changed, 357 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/kvm/x86_64/pvclock_test.c

base-commit: 8cb4a9a82b21623dbb4b3051dd30d98356cf95bc

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