sched/cputime: Resync steal time when guest & host lose sync


  57430218317e ("sched/cputime: Count actually elapsed irq & softirq time")

... fixed a bug but also triggered a regression:

On an i5 laptop, 4 pCPUs, 4vCPUs for one full dynticks guest, there are four
CPU hog processes(for loop) running in the guest, I hot-unplug the pCPUs
on host one by one until there is only one left, then observe CPU utilization
via 'top' in the guest, it shows:

  100% st for cpu0(housekeeping)
   75% st for other CPUs (nohz full mode)

However, w/o this commit it shows the correct 75% for all four CPUs.

When a guest is interrupted for a longer amount of time, missed clock ticks
are not redelivered later. Because of that, we should not limit the amount
of steal time accounted to the amount of time that the calling functions
think have passed.

However, the interval returned by account_other_time() is NOT rounded down
to the nearest jiffy, while the base interval in get_vtime_delta() it is
subtracted from is, so the max cputime limit is required to avoid underflow.

This patch fixes the regression by limiting the account_other_time() from
get_vtime_delta() to avoid underflow, and lets the other three call sites
(in account_other_time() and steal_account_process_time()) account however
much steal time the host told us elapsed.

Suggested-by: Rik van Riel <>
Suggested-by: Paolo Bonzini <>
Signed-off-by: Wanpeng Li <>
Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Radim Krcmar <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
[ Improved the changelog. ]
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
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