[PATCH] arm64: xen: Implement EFI reset_system callback

Juergen Gross jgross at suse.com
Thu Apr 6 01:37:25 PDT 2017

On 06/04/17 10:32, Julien Grall wrote:
> Hi Juergen,
> On 06/04/17 07:23, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> On 05/04/17 21:49, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>>> On 04/05/2017 02:14 PM, Julien Grall wrote:
>>>> The x86 code has theoritically a similar issue, altought EFI does not
>>>> seem to be the preferred method. I have left it unimplemented on x86
>>>> and
>>>> CCed Linux Xen x86 maintainers to know their view here.
>>> (+Daniel)
>>> This could be a problem for x86 as well, at least theoretically.
>>> xen_machine_power_off() may call pm_power_off(), which is
>>> efi.reset_system.
>>> So I think we should have a similar routine there.
>> +1
>> I don't see any problem with such a routine added, in contrast to
>> potential "reboots" instead of power off without it.
>> So I think this dummy xen_efi_reset_system() should be added to
>> drivers/xen/efi.c instead.
> I will resend the patch during day with xen_efi_reset_system moved to
> common code and implement the x86 counterpart (thought, I will not be
> able to test it).

I'm rather sure it isn't hit very often. Otherwise there would be more
complaints about crashes during power off (in fact I do remember several
occasions where somebody claimed power off seemed to do a reboot only).


>>>> This should also probably be fixed in stable tree.
>> Yes.
> I will CC stable.
> Thank you,

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