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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCHv6 0/10] kexec: extend kexec hypercall for use with pv-ops kernels

On 24/06/2013 18:42, David Vrabel wrote:
> The series (for Xen 4.4) improves the kexec hypercall by making Xen
> responsible for loading and relocating the image.  This allows kexec
> to be usable by pv-ops kernels and should allow kexec to be usable
> from a HVM or PVH privileged domain.
> The first patch is a simple clean-up.
> The second patch allows hypercall structures to be ABI compatible
> between 32- and 64-bit guests (by reusing stuff present for domctls
> and sysctls).  This seems better than having to keep adding compat
> handling for new hypercalls etc.
> Patch 3 introduces the new ABI.
> Patch 4 and 5 nearly completely reimplement the kexec load, unload and
> exec sub-ops.  The old load_v1 sub-op is then implemented on top of
> the new code.
> Patch 6 calls the kexec image when dom0 crashes.  This avoids having
> to alter dom0 kernels to do a exec sub-op call on crash -- a
> SHUTDOWN_crash by dom0 will trigger the kexec.
> Patches 7 and 8 add the libxc API for the kexec calls.  These have
> been acked-by Ian Campbell already.
> Patch 9 adds a link time check for the size of the relocate code.
> Patch 10 adds myself as the maintainer for kexec in Xen.
> The required patch series for kexec-tools have previously been posted
> and this series has been rebased on the latest kexec-tools and is
> available from the xen-v3 branch of:
> http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=people/dvrabel/kexec-tools.git;a=summary

As you have picked up my one bugfix from the patch queue, please
consider the entire series:

Reviewed-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>


> Changes since v5:
> - Fix double free in KEXEC_load_v1 failure path.
> - Only copy the relocation code and not the whole page.
> - Add myself as the kexec maintainer.
> Changes since v4 (v5 was not posted to the list):
> - _rsvd -> _pad in one of the public ABI structures.
> - Fix bug where trailing pages were not zeroed. This fixes loading a
>   64-bit Linux kernel using a more recent version of kexec-tools.
> - Check the relocation code fits into a page at link time.
> Changes since v3:
> - Use paddr_t and page_to_maddr() etc. for portability.
> - Add explicit padding to hypercall structures where required.
> - Minor cleanup of the kexec_reloc assembly.
> - Print a message before exec'ing a crash image.
> - Style fixes (tabs, trailing whitespace) and typos.
> - Fix a bug where using the V1 interface and unloading a image may crash.
> Changes since v2: 
> - Provide old struct xen_kexec_load if __XEN_INTERFACE_VERSION__ < 4.3
> - Adjust new struct xen_kexec_load to avoid unnecessary padding.
> - Use domheap pages for the image and control pages.
> - Remove the DBG() macros from the reloc code.
> David
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