[PATCH 0/2] kvm: disable virtualization on kdump
horms at verge.net.au
Thu Oct 23 18:29:08 EDT 2008
[ Added Andrew Morton, Eric Biederman, Vivek Goyal and Haren Myneni to CC ]
On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 05:41:29PM -0200, Eduardo Habkost wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:28:24AM +1100, Simon Horman wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 01:01:32PM -0200, Eduardo Habkost wrote:
> > > The following two patches should make kdump work when the kvm-intel module
> > > is loaded. We need to disable vmx mode before booting the kdump kernel,
> > > so I've introduced a notifier interface where KVM can hook and disable
> > > virtualization on all CPUs just before they are halted.
> > >
> > > It has the same purpose of the KVM reboot notifier that gets executed
> > > at kexec-time. But on the kdump case, things are not as simple because
> > > the kernel has just crashed.
> > >
> > > The notifier interface being introduced is x86-specific. I don't know
> > > if an arch-independent interface would be more appropriate for this
> > > case.
> > >
> > > It was tested only using kvm-intel. Testing on different machines
> > > is welcome.
> > These changes look fine to me from a kexec/kdump point of view.
> > Reviewed-by: Simon Horman <horms at verge.net.au>
> Considering they touch both KVM and kexec, which tree would be best way
> to get them in?
As I understand it, there is no kexec tree as such, rather
patches either get picked up by an arch tree or Andrew Morton.
I am happy to create and maintain a kexec tree if there is a need.
But in this case it seems that using the KVM tree would be best.
> (Avi: the patches were sent only to kexec and kvm mailing lists,
> initially. If it's better to submit them to your address also so it gets
> on your queue, please let me know)
I won't speak for Avi, but usually its good to CC the maintainer.
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