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    SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/4 V2] introduce: livedump
    On Fri, 2012-05-25 at 18:12 +0900, YOSHIDA Masanori wrote:
    > Live Dump is based on Copy-on-write technique. Basically processing is
    > performed in the following order.
    > (1) Suspends processing of all CPUs.
    > (2) Makes pages (which you want to dump) read-only.
    > (3) Resumes all CPUs
    > (4) On page fault, dumps a page including a fault address.

    Suppose a PF is in progress when all this happens, you mark all RO, then
    an NMI happens, from the NMI context we'll generate another PF to update
    a vmap area, this will again PF because you mucked about and marked
    things RO.

    You're now at 3 PFs, which is instant reboot.

    I don't think this is going to work.

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