Bug 510814

Summary: CPU hotplug notifiers for KVM (for suspend and cpu hotplug support)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost>
Component: kernelAssignee: Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team <kernel-qe>
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Priority: low    
Version: 5.4CC: bugproxy, dzickus, lihuang, mjenner, riel, tburke
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OS: Linux   
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Bug Blocks: 533192, 506967, 509809, 515557, 516122, 524920, 528310, 528898, 554648    

Description Eduardo Habkost 2009-07-10 22:10:48 UTC
In order to support suspend-to-disk and suspend-to-RAM while using KVM, additions are needed on the kernel CPU hotplug support. This patch in special: http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/5/24/108

From the patch description:

"KVM wants a notification when a cpu is about to die, so it can disable
hardware extensions, but at a time when user processes cannot be scheduled
on the cpu, so it doesn't try to use virtualization extensions after they
have been disabled."

Comment 4 Eduardo Habkost 2009-08-26 20:47:43 UTC
*** Bug 514912 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Eduardo Habkost 2009-09-24 21:54:29 UTC
*** Bug 515112 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Don Zickus 2009-10-21 19:12:23 UTC
in kernel-2.6.18-170.el5
You can download this test kernel from http://people.redhat.com/dzickus/el5

Please do NOT transition this bugzilla state to VERIFIED until our QE team
has sent specific instructions indicating when to do so.  However feel free
to provide a comment indicating that this fix has been verified.

Comment 10 lihuang 2010-01-31 13:14:21 UTC
on kernel-2.6.18-170.el5.  host s3/s4  cpu online/offline works fine
on kernel-2.6.18-185.el5.  host cpu online/offline works fine, but s3/s4 failed due to an another kernel bug 550014. 

related test can be found in : 

Comment 11 IBM Bug Proxy 2010-02-18 02:30:48 UTC
------- Comment From aliguori@us.ibm.com 2010-02-17 21:17 EDT-------
From LTC BZ #54637 Comment #13:

"I  verified that the issue is fixed on an x3200 M2 running the
RHEL5.5 beta 2.6.18-186.el5 kernel.  Closing."

Marking as VERIFIED.

Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 07:41:50 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.