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From: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com>
To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch] KVM: do VMXOFF upon reboot
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 12:17:18 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45B33DAE.20000@qumranet.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070117100210.GA13080@elte.hu>

Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
>   
>> So i think we should do the patch below - this makes reboot work even 
>> in atomic contexts. [...]
>>     
>
> hm, this causes problems if KVM is not active on a VT-capable CPU: even 
> on CPUs with VT supported, if a VT context is not actually activated, a 
> vmxoff causes an invalid opcode exception. So the updated patch below 
> uses a slightly more sophisticated approach to avoid that problem.
>
>   

There is already code to that effect.  Any idea why it is not called?

> static int kvm_reboot(struct notifier_block *notifier, unsigned long val,
>                        void *v)
> {
>     if (val == SYS_RESTART) {
>         /*
>          * Some (well, at least mine) BIOSes hang on reboot if
>          * in vmx root mode.
>          */
>         printk(KERN_INFO "kvm: exiting hardware virtualization\n");
>         on_each_cpu(kvm_arch_ops->hardware_disable, 0, 0, 1);
>     }
>     return NOTIFY_OK;
> }
>
> static struct notifier_block kvm_reboot_notifier = {
>     .notifier_call = kvm_reboot,
>     .priority = 0,
> };
>

Note that it performs the vmxoff on all cpus, not just one, and that it 
is svm friendly too.  Maybe it should check for values other than 
SYS_RESTART?


-- 
error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function


      reply	other threads:[~2007-01-21 10:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-17  9:13 [patch] fix emergency reboot: call reboot notifier list if possible Ingo Molnar
2007-01-17  9:22 ` Russell King
2007-01-17  9:39   ` Ingo Molnar
2007-01-17 10:03     ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-17 10:25       ` Ingo Molnar
2007-01-23 19:57       ` Pavel Machek
2007-01-24 16:30         ` Randy Dunlap
2007-01-24 17:49           ` linux-os (Dick Johnson)
2007-01-17  9:51 ` [patch] KVM: do VMXOFF upon reboot Ingo Molnar
2007-01-17 10:02   ` Ingo Molnar
2007-01-21 10:17     ` Avi Kivity [this message]

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