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SubjectRe: [PATCH] xen/pvhvm: add soft reset on kexec/kdump support
On 09/25/2015 03:01 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 01:17:40PM -0400, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>> On 09/25/2015 12:07 PM, Vitaly Kuznetsov wrote:
>>>> Also, I am not sure I see how this new op will be used in the
>>>> hypervisor --- currently AFAICS it is only processed under
>>>> is_hardware_domain(). Are there other patches that will support HVM
>>>> guests?
>>> Please see my Xen series:
>>> http://lists.xenproject.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2015-09/msg00547.html
>>> (last 'full' submission).
>>>
>>> All patches from my 'toolstack-assisted approach to PVHVM guest kexec'
>>> are already merged to xen.git (first 10 are already in 'master' and the
>>> last one is in 'staging').
>>>
>>
>> OK, so I was looking at the right tree. Then I don't understand how
>> SHUTDOWN_soft_reset would be reached for a non-privileged domain. The only
>> path that I see is
>>
>> domain_shutdown()
>> {
>> ...
>> if ( is_hardware_domain(d) )
>> hwdom_shutdown(reason);
>> ...
>> }
>>
>> Is there another path to handle this op?
> Yes:
> e1bd9812966de9a16f30a58e7162b80bd6af361b libxc: support XEN_DOMCTL_soft_reset operation
> and
> c57e6ebd8c3e490e353e68d96abec1dad01e72f5 (lib)xl: soft reset support
>


That's toolstack issuing hypercalls from dom0.

I am asking about (non-privileged) guest itself calling SCHEDOP_shutdown.

-boris


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