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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] irqchip: GIC kexec/kdump improvement and workarounds
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 14/03/18 17:11, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > Makes sense. Do we have any indicator that tells us that a particular irq
> > chip is missing something in the init code or do we have to rely on crash
> > reports?
> A way to work out what is potentially missing would be to make sure that
> whatever we're removing from machine_kexec_mask_interrupts, we can find
> it in the irqchip init code. Not an easy task, and certainly not perfect
> (patches 1 and 2 in this series have no equivalent in the kexec code).
>
> There is still another category of "reset" stuff that belongs to the
> teardown path, and that's for things that may have an impact on the
> secondary kernel.
>
> The case I have in mind is that of the GIC LPI pending tables. These are
> allocated to the GIC, which can write pending bits at any time. Think of
> it as a DMA engine. At the moment we enter the secondary kernel, we must
> make sure the GIC has already been shut down, as the table memory will
> be reallocated.

Yes, you surely need to prevent that.

Thanks,

tglx

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