path: root/drivers/xen/xenbus
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authorOlaf Hering <olaf@aepfle.de>2011-09-22 16:14:49 +0200
committerKonrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>2011-09-22 16:32:24 -0400
commitddacf5ef684a655abe2bb50c4b2a5b72ae0d5e05 (patch)
tree621aaaa29cd7b549854365d0d942af81acc9aaeb /drivers/xen/xenbus
parent3b082b25c006f9a4ca82af7bb5bdc289d98cf6b9 (diff)
xen/pv-on-hvm kexec: add xs_reset_watches to shutdown watches from old kernel
Add new xs_reset_watches function to shutdown watches from old kernel after kexec boot. The old kernel does not unregister all watches in the shutdown path. They are still active, the double registration can not be detected by the new kernel. When the watches fire, unexpected events will arrive and the xenwatch thread will crash (jumps to NULL). An orderly reboot of a hvm guest will destroy the entire guest with all its resources (including the watches) before it is rebuilt from scratch, so the missing unregister is not an issue in that case. With this change the xenstored is instructed to wipe all active watches for the guest. However, a patch for xenstored is required so that it accepts the XS_RESET_WATCHES request from a client (see changeset 23839:42a45baf037d in xen-unstable.hg). Without the patch for xenstored the registration of watches will fail and some features of a PVonHVM guest are not available. The guest is still able to boot, but repeated kexec boots will fail. [v5: use xs_single instead of passing a dummy string to xs_talkv] [v4: ignore -EEXIST in xs_reset_watches] [v3: use XS_RESET_WATCHES instead of XS_INTRODUCE] [v2: move all code which deals with XS_INTRODUCE into xs_introduce() (based on feedback from Ian Campbell); remove casts from kvec assignment] Signed-off-by: Olaf Hering <olaf@aepfle.de> [v1: Redid the git description a bit] Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/xen/xenbus')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_xs.c b/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_xs.c
index 46347a49c5b..d1071de1187 100644
--- a/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_xs.c
+++ b/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_xs.c
@@ -620,6 +620,15 @@ static struct xenbus_watch *find_watch(const char *token)
return NULL;
+static void xs_reset_watches(void)
+ int err;
+ err = xs_error(xs_single(XBT_NIL, XS_RESET_WATCHES, "", NULL));
+ if (err && err != -EEXIST)
+ printk(KERN_WARNING "xs_reset_watches failed: %d\n", err);
/* Register callback to watch this node. */
int register_xenbus_watch(struct xenbus_watch *watch)
@@ -896,5 +905,9 @@ int xs_init(void)
if (IS_ERR(task))
return PTR_ERR(task);
+ /* shutdown watches for kexec boot */
+ if (xen_hvm_domain())
+ xs_reset_watches();
return 0;