[PATCH 4/8] arm64: Add EL2 switch to soft_restart

Geoff Levand geoff at infradead.org
Tue Jan 27 10:34:57 PST 2015

Hi Mark,

On Tue, 2015-01-27 at 16:46 +0000, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 09:48:48PM +0000, Geoff Levand wrote:
> > This conditional is just if KVM, do things the old way (don't try to
> > switch exception levels).  It is to handle the system shutdown case.
> Having grepped treewide for soft_restart, other than kexec there are no
> users for arm64. So surely kexec is the only case to cater for at the
> moment?

Yes, I think you're right, and so it seems we can drop this patch and
just have the 'Add checks for KVM' patch.

> > Another patch in this series '[PATCH 7/8] arm64/kexec: Add checks for
> > KVM' assures kexec cannot happen when KVM is configured.
> It would be better to just move this earlier (or event better, implement
> kvm teardown).

Yes, I hope we don't really need to have any KVM work-arounds.


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