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Subject[PATCH] x86: Do not reserve a crash kernel region if booted on Xen PV
Xen PV domains cannot shut down and start a crash kernel. Instead,
the crashing kernel makes a SCHEDOP_shutdown hypercall with the
reason code SHUTDOWN_crash, cf. xen_crash_shutdown() machine op in
arch/x86/xen/enlighten_pv.c.

A crash kernel reservation is merely a waste of RAM in this case. It
may also confuse users of kexec_load(2) and/or kexec_file_load(2).
When flags include KEXEC_ON_CRASH or KEXEC_FILE_ON_CRASH,
respectively, these syscalls return success, which is technically
correct, but the crash kexec image will never be actually used.

Signed-off-by: Petr Tesarik <ptesarik@suse.com>
---
arch/x86/kernel/setup.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c b/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
index 6285697b6e56..5c623dfe39d1 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/setup.c
@@ -50,6 +50,7 @@
#include <linux/init_ohci1394_dma.h>
#include <linux/kvm_para.h>
#include <linux/dma-contiguous.h>
+#include <xen/xen.h>

#include <linux/errno.h>
#include <linux/kernel.h>
@@ -534,6 +535,11 @@ static void __init reserve_crashkernel(void)
high = true;
}

+ if (xen_pv_domain()) {
+ pr_info("Ignoring crashkernel for a Xen PV domain\n");
+ return;
+ }
+
/* 0 means: find the address automatically */
if (crash_base <= 0) {
/*
--
2.13.6
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