[PATCH] kexec tools mipsel port

francesco chiechi francesco.chiechi at colibre.it
Thu Jun 21 03:52:19 EDT 2007

On Monday 04 June 2007 07:40, Horms wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 02, 2007 at 12:21:38AM +0200, francesco chiechi wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > We developed a patch to port kexec-tools to mips arch and included
> > support for command line passing through elf boot notes.  We did it
> > for a customer of ours on a specific platform derived from toshiba
> > tx4938 (so we think it should work at least for tx4938 evaluation
> > board also).  We would like to contribute it in case somebody else
> > needs it or wants to improve it.  This patch works for us but the
> > assembler part in particular, should be considered as a starting point
> > because my assembly knowledge is not too deep.
> >
> > As this is the first time I submit a patch I tried to guess reading
> > tpp.txt if this is the right way to submit. Please let me know about
> > any mistakes I may have made.
> Hi Francesco,

Hi Horms,

sorry about the long delay in my reply

> thanks for the patch. Sending them to this list is indeed the right
> thing to do. You can also CC me (who makes the commits) to be sure
> to get my attention.
> I'm curious to about all the #ifdef __MIPSEL__ stuff in kexec.c.
> Is there no chance that couldn't be placed somewhere in /kexec/arch/mipsel
> somehow? kexec is a bit hapazard in parts, but generally there
> isn't much #ifdef ARCH foo in there and we try and keep
> architecture-specific and generic code separated.

I am aware of this problem but I did not find a more appropriate way to solve 
this. This has something to to with the way mips handles virtual addresses.
I will retry to fix this as soon as I have some time

> Two other minor things:
> * please patch configure.ac, not configure
> * please provide a signed-off-by line, which is described at
>   http://linux.yyz.us/patch-format.html amongst other places.

should I resend the patch or you say these for future reference?

thank you again


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