[PATCH v8 0/2] x86: vmclear vmcss on all cpus when doing kdump if necessary
zhangyanfei at cn.fujitsu.com
Sun Nov 25 20:50:05 EST 2012
于 2012年11月25日 22:26, Gleb Natapov 写道:
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 04:22:26PM +0800, Zhang Yanfei wrote:
>> Currently, kdump just makes all the logical processors leave VMX operation by
>> executing VMXOFF instruction, so any VMCSs active on the logical processors may
>> be corrupted. But, sometimes, we need the VMCSs to debug guest images contained
>> in the host vmcore. To prevent the corruption, we should VMCLEAR the VMCSs before
>> executing the VMXOFF instruction.
>> The patch set provides a way to VMCLEAR vmcss related to guests on all cpus before
>> executing the VMXOFF when doing kdump. This is used to ensure the VMCSs in the
>> vmcore updated and non-corrupted.
> Looks fine to me, but kexec part should get acks from exec maintainers.
Thanks. I will ask the exec maintainer.
>> Changelog from v7 to v8:
>> 1. KEXEC: regression for using name crash_notifier_list
>> and remove comments related to KVM
>> and just call function atomic_notifier_call_chain directly.
>> Changelog from v6 to v7:
>> 1. KVM-INTEL: in hardware_disable, we needn't disable the
>> vmclear, so remove it.
>> Changelog from v5 to v6:
>> 1. KEXEC: the atomic notifier list renamed:
>> crash_notifier_list --> vmclear_notifier_list
>> 2. KVM-INTEL: provide empty functions if CONFIG_KEXEC is
>> not defined and remove unnecessary #ifdef's.
>> Changelog from v4 to v5:
>> 1. use an atomic notifier instead of function call, so
>> have all the vmclear codes in vmx.c.
>> Changelog from v3 to v4:
>> 1. add a new percpu variable vmclear_skipped to skip
>> vmclear in kdump in some conditions.
>> Changelog from v2 to v3:
>> 1. remove unnecessary conditions in function
>> cpu_emergency_clear_loaded_vmcss as Marcelo suggested.
>> Changelog from v1 to v2:
>> 1. remove the sysctl and clear VMCSs unconditionally.
>> Zhang Yanfei (2):
>> x86/kexec: add a new atomic notifier list for kdump
>> KVM-INTEL: add a notifier and a bitmap to support VMCLEAR in kdump
>> arch/x86/include/asm/kexec.h | 2 +
>> arch/x86/kernel/crash.c | 9 +++++
>> arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 70 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> 3 files changed, 81 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
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