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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3] xen: fix reboot/shutdown with running HVM guests

On 05/06/14 16:01, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
> If there's a guest using VMX/SVM when the hypervisor shuts down, it
> can lead to the following crash due to VMX/SVM functions being called
> after hvm_cpu_down has been called. In order to prevent that, check in
> {svm/vmx}_ctxt_switch_from that the cpu virtualization extensions are
> still enabled.

I feel that this is still trying to fix the problem from the wrong end. 
It is incorrect to be in a context switch at the point identified in the
stack trace.

How about having the hvm_cpu_down functions look at current, and
optionally run sync_exec_state() ?


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