[PATCH v2 01/11] kexec: introduce kexec_ops struct

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Nov 22 17:26:10 EST 2012

Bullshit.  This should be a separate domain.

Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3 at citrix.com> wrote:

>On 22/11/12 17:47, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> The other thing that should be considered here is how utterly 
>> preposterous the notion of doing in-guest crash dumping is in a
>> that contains a hypervisor.  The reason for kdump is that on bare
>> there are no other options, but in a hypervisor system the right
>> should be for the hypervisor to do the dump (possibly spawning a
>> I/O domain if the I/O domain is necessary to access the media.)
>> There is absolutely no reason to have a crashkernel sitting around in
>> each guest, consuming memory, and possibly get corrupt.
>> 	-hpa
>I agree that regular guests should not be using the kexec/kdump. 
>However, this patch series is required for allowing a pvops kernel to
>a crash kernel for Xen, which is very important from dom0/Xen's point

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