[PATCH 0/4] Export offsets of VMCS fields as note information for kdump
nyh at math.technion.ac.il
Wed Apr 18 09:47:44 EDT 2012
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012, Avi Kivity wrote about "Re: [PATCH 0/4] Export offsets of VMCS fields as note information for kdump":
> Right; they're also not required to be in memory at all - the processor
> can cache them, even for VMCSs that are not active at this time.
> Running VMXOFF at panic time can fix that, but you have to broadcast it
> to all processors, probably using NMI...
I believe that a VMCLEAR ensures that the VMCS is written back to
memory. KVM uses this fact when migrating a VMCS between two separate
physical CPUs - it runs VMCLEAR on the old CPU, to write the VMCS to
memory, and then VMPTRLD on the new CPU.
So you don't need to VMXOFF, but do need to VMCLEAR. But there's still
the complication that you mention - you need to do the VMCLEAR on the right
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