[PATCH] arm64: xen: Implement EFI reset_system callback

Boris Ostrovsky boris.ostrovsky at oracle.com
Thu Apr 6 07:37:11 PDT 2017

On 04/06/2017 10:32 AM, Julien Grall wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> On 06/04/17 15:27, Daniel Kiper wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 09:32:32AM +0100, 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 think that this is ARM specific issue. On x86 machine_restart() calls
>> xen_restart(). Hence, everything works. So, I think that it should be
>> fixed only for ARM. Anyway, please CC me when you send a patch.
> This thread already a fix for ARM64. So do I need to resend a patch
> with x86 fixed or not?

Yes please. Daniel is correct that we are safe with xen_restart().
However, we are not safe when machine_ops.power_off is called.


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