[PATCH 0/2] kvm: disable virtualization on kdump
avi at redhat.com
Thu Oct 30 03:52:17 EDT 2008
Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Avi Kivity <avi at redhat.com> writes:
>> Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>>> Most of the reason I was wondering is that the cpu hardware probing
>>> largely seems to be a duplicate of what we have in the core for
>>> probing cpu capabilities already, and could likely be made smaller
>>> by building upon the existing codebase.
>> We use the core cpuid functions, or are you referring to something else?
> I was referring to the arch/x86/kernel/cpu/*
> and arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeature.h
> The core functions that are responsible for detecting all of the cpu features,
> and disabling them if there are cpu errata.
> The usual pattern is that code does all of the magic detection logic and
> then the code that would use it would just need to test: cpu_has_vmx or cpu_has_svm.
vmx is much more complicated than that, with some features define in
> At least in part that allows us to show the working cpu features in /proc/cpuinfo.
Yes that's a problem now; you can only tell if you have vmx or not,
without any information as to the various vmx subfeatures.
> Cool. I forget if we have to test for EFER on 32bit, or if we can just wrmsr
> and be done with it. Regardless that sounds easy to do on the kexec path.
I have a truly marvellous patch that fixes the bug which this
signature is too narrow to contain.
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