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[Xen-devel] [PATCH RFC] libxc: Protect xc_domain_resume from clobbering domain registers

xc_domain_resume() expects the guest to be in state SHUTDOWN_suspend.
However, nothing verifies the state before modify_returncode() modifies
the domain's registers.  This will crash guest processes or the kernel

This can be demonstrated with `LIBXL_SAVE_HELPER=/bin/false xl migrate`.

Signed-off-by: Jason Andryuk <andryuk@xxxxxxxx>

This change stops xc_domain_resume from killing my domUs on a failed
migration.  I'm using a wrapper around libxl-save-helper which may fail
before libxl-save-helper is invoked, so xc_domain_save has not been
called.  The idle Linux domU kernels would BUG coming out of
SCHEDOP_block in xen_safe_halt() since modify_returncode set EAX to 1.
journald was also observed to segfault.

As written, this code treats calling xc_domain_resume on a running
domain as an error.  Do we want it silently ignored?  Output with this
patch looks like:

Migration failed, resuming at sender.
xc: error: Domain not in suspended state: Internal error
libxl: error: libxl.c:402:libxl__domain_resume: xc_domain_resume failed for 
domain 92: Interrupted system call

libxl__domain_resume prints errno, but it is stale for this case.
xc_domain_resume_cooperative could swallow modify_returncode's error,
bypass issuing XEN_DOMCTL_resumedomain, and return success to avoid the
libxl error message.

 tools/libxc/xc_resume.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/libxc/xc_resume.c b/tools/libxc/xc_resume.c
index 18b4818..9ec6a59 100644
--- a/tools/libxc/xc_resume.c
+++ b/tools/libxc/xc_resume.c
@@ -39,6 +39,12 @@ static int modify_returncode(xc_interface *xch, uint32_t 
         return -1;
+    if ( !info.shutdown || (info.shutdown_reason != SHUTDOWN_suspend) )
+    {
+        ERROR("Domain not in suspended state");
+        return 1;
+    }
     if ( info.hvm )
         /* HVM guests without PV drivers have no return code to modify. */

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