[PATCH 2/3] [kexec-tools] Pass vmcoreinfo's address and size
oomichi at mxs.nes.nec.co.jp
Wed Oct 17 01:16:19 EDT 2007
Simon Horman wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 09:13:39PM +0900, Ken'ichi Ohmichi wrote:
>> [2/3] [kexec-tools] Pass vmcoreinfo's address and size
>> The patch is for kexec-tools-testing-20070330.
>> kexec command gets the address and size of the vmcoreinfo data from
>> /sys/kernel/vmcoreinfo, and passes them to the second kernel through
>> ELF header of /proc/vmcore. When the second kernel is booting, the
>> kernel gets them from the ELF header and creates vmcoreinfo's PT_NOTE
>> segment into /proc/vmcore.
> Sorry for the long delay, I completely missed this patch.
> The kexec-tools change seems ok to me. What is the status of
> the kernel portion of the change?
The kernel portion is merged into linux-2.6.23-mm1.
According to Andrew's mail "-mm merge plans for 2.6.24", its status is
"The infamous misc. Will re-review and will merge basically all of them".
> Do you still want the kexec-tools portion applied?
Yes, I hope so.
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