[PATCH 08/16] x86: Emergency virtualization disable function

Avi Kivity avi at redhat.com
Thu Nov 6 05:30:51 EST 2008

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> If you want to be extra simple and safe, remove kvm from the equation.  Make the
>> disabling code part of kdump/emergency_restart and only rely on the convention
>> that cr3.vmxe == vmxon.
> Convention?

There is a de-facto convention supported by at least vmware and kvm.  If 
cr4.vmxe is 1, then we are in vmx operation.  If cr4.vmxe is 0, then we 
are not in vmx operation.  This allows us to determine whether we need 
to execute vmxoff without any APIs.

error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function

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