RE: [PATCH 1/1] x86/hyper-V: Allocate the IDT entry early in boot
From: KY Srinivasan
Date: Sat Sep 09 2017 - 12:00:58 EST
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> Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] x86/hyper-V: Allocate the IDT entry early in boot
> On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 04:15:57PM -0700, kys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > From: "K. Y. Srinivasan" <kys@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Allocate the hypervisor callback IDT entry early in the boot sequence.
> I'm guessing this fixes a NULL dereference or something? The changelog
> doesn't really say why we are doing this.
The changelog does say what we are doing - allocating the IDT entry early in the boot sequence.
The current code would allocate the entry as part of registering the handler when vmbus driver
loaded and this caused a problem for the cleanup Thomas had implemented.
> dan carpenter