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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] irqchip: GIC kexec/kdump improvement and workarounds
On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 06:35:07PM +0000, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 13/03/18 17:51, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 05:21:00PM +0000, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> >> As kexec and kdump are getting used a bit more intensively, I've been
> >> made aware of a number of shortcomings.
> >>
> >> The main gripe is from folks trying to launch a kdump kernel from
> >> within an interrupt handler. If using EOImode==1, things work as
> >> expected. If using EOImode==0 (such as in a guest), the secondary
> >> kernel hangs as the previous interrupt hasn't been EOI'd, and the
> >> active priority is still set. The first two patches are addressing
> >> this situation for both GICv2 and GICv3 by reseting the APRs to their
> >> default value.
> >
> > As a more general thing, if irqchip drivers have state that needs to be
> > reset in their init code, can we live all this irqchip reset to the
> > crashdump kernel, and kill machine_kexec_mask_interrupts() entirely?
>
> We could, once we know for sure that all the potential irqchips have
> been fixed. Or we could just remove it immediately, and see what breaks.

I would be very tempted to do the latter.

Thanks,
Mark.

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