[PATCH 0/3] x86: clear vmcss on all cpus when doing kdump if necessary

Zhang Yanfei zhangyanfei at cn.fujitsu.com
Fri Oct 12 02:40:59 EDT 2012

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 an alternative way to clear VMCSs related to guests
on all cpus when host is doing kdump.

zhangyanfei (3):
  x86/kexec: clear vmcss on all cpus if necessary
  KVM: make crash_clear_loaded_vmcss valid when kvm_intel is loaded
  sysctl: introduce a new interface to control kdump-vmcs-clear

 Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt |    8 ++++++++
 arch/x86/include/asm/kexec.h    |    3 +++
 arch/x86/kernel/crash.c         |   23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c              |    9 +++++++++
 kernel/sysctl.c                 |   10 ++++++++++
 5 files changed, 53 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

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