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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/4] xen/manage: Guard against user-space initiated poweroff and XenBus.

On 08/11/13 17:38, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> There is a race case where the user does 'poweroff'
> and at the same time the system admin does 'xl shutdown'.

This isn't a Xen-specific problem is it?  Wouldn't it be better to fix
this in generic code?

Especially since I don't think this patch actually fixes the race

> --- a/drivers/xen/manage.c
> +++ b/drivers/xen/manage.c
> @@ -222,7 +230,7 @@ static void shutdown_handler(struct xenbus_watch *watch,
>       };
>       static struct shutdown_handler *handler;
> -     if (shutting_down != SHUTDOWN_INVALID)
> +     if (atomic_read(&shutting_down) != SHUTDOWN_INVALID)
>               return;

In guest initiated poweroff at this time will still race with this
toolstack initiated poweroff.


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