[PATCH] UBUNTU: (upstream) xen: Do not enable PV IPIs when vector callback not present

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Wed Aug 17 13:01:29 UTC 2011

From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini at eu.citrix.com>

Fix regression for HVM case on older (<4.1.1) hypervisors caused by

  commit 99bbb3a84a99cd04ab16b998b20f01a72cfa9f4f
  Author: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini at eu.citrix.com>
  Date:   Thu Dec 2 17:55:10 2010 +0000

    xen: PV on HVM: support PV spinlocks and IPIs

This change replaced the SMP operations with event based handlers without
taking into account that this only works when the hypervisor supports
callback vectors. This causes unexplainable hangs early on boot for
HVM guests with more than one CPU.

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/791850

Signed-off-by: Stefan Bader <stefan.bader at canonical.com>
 arch/x86/xen/smp.c |    4 ++--
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/smp.c b/arch/x86/xen/smp.c
index b4533a8..e79dbb9 100644
--- a/arch/x86/xen/smp.c
+++ b/arch/x86/xen/smp.c
@@ -521,8 +521,6 @@ static void __init xen_hvm_smp_prepare_cpus(unsigned int max_cpus)
-	if (!xen_have_vector_callback)
-		return;
@@ -546,6 +544,8 @@ static void xen_hvm_cpu_die(unsigned int cpu)
 void __init xen_hvm_smp_init(void)
+	if (!xen_have_vector_callback)
+		return;
 	smp_ops.smp_prepare_cpus = xen_hvm_smp_prepare_cpus;
 	smp_ops.smp_send_reschedule = xen_smp_send_reschedule;
 	smp_ops.cpu_up = xen_hvm_cpu_up;

More information about the kernel-team mailing list