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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 4/5] Xen/MCE: Abort live migration when vMCE occur

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 3:46 PM, Liu, Jinsong <jinsong.liu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Xen/MCE: Abort live migration when vMCE occur
> This patch monitor the critical area of live migration (from vMCE point of 
> view,
> the copypages stage of migration is the critical area while other areas are 
> not).
> If a vMCE occur at the critical area of live migration, there is risk that 
> error
> data may be copied to the target. Currently we don't have convenient way to 
> handle
> this case, so for the sake of safe, we abort it and try migration later (at 
> that
> time broken page would not be mapped and copied to the target).
> Signed-off-by: Liu, Jinsong <jinsong.liu@xxxxxxxxx>

I'm not sure exactly what this patch is meant to do -- it won't
actually stop the broken page from being read, and it won't stop the
migration in the middle; instead it will finish copying the memory
before deciding to quit.

Wouldn't your patch 5 be sufficient to deal with this case?  It seems
like the broken page would get marked as such, and then get marked
broken on the receiving side, wouldn't it?


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