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Date:	Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:38:41 +0300
From:	Avi Kivity <>
To:	Dave Hansen <>
CC:	"" <>,
	kvm-devel <>,
	"Anthony N. Liguori [imap]" <>
Subject: Re: kvm causing memory corruption?  now 2.6.26

Dave Hansen wrote:
> On a suggestion of Anthony's, I tried a defconfig kernel.
> It is now bombing out on an assertion in the lapic code:

Well that assert is plain wrong:

static int apic_match_dest(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, struct kvm_lapic *source,
               int short_hand, int dest, int dest_mode)
    int result = 0;
    struct kvm_lapic *target = vcpu->arch.apic;

    apic_debug("target %p, source %p, dest 0x%x, "
           "dest_mode 0x%x, short_hand 0x%x",
           target, source, dest, dest_mode, short_hand);


It should be ASSERT(target), if anything.

I have a truly marvellous patch that fixes the bug which this
signature is too narrow to contain.

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