Nested kvm_intel broken on pre 3.3 hosts

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I have been looking at a report[1] about the kvm_intel module failing to load on
linux v3.3 and newer guests when running on a v3.2 host. Bisection turned up the
following patch:

commit fee84b079d5ddee2247b5c1f53162c330c622902
Author: Avi Kivity <avi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date:   Thu Nov 10 14:57:25 2011 +0200

    KVM: VMX: Intercept RDPMC

    Intercept RDPMC and forward it to the PMU emulation code.

    Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@xxxxxxxxxx>
    Signed-off-by: Gleb Natapov <gleb@xxxxxxxxxx>
    Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@xxxxxxxxxx>

It looks like requiring the feature based on cpu fails when the host (outer kvm
module) code does not support it. So maybe that should be optional instead of
Seems also like kvm_amd does not "suffer" from any test that could fail and
should be ok (though I did not test it personally).



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