[RFC][PATCH 1/2 -mm] kexec based hibernation: kexec jump
pavel at ucw.cz
Sun Sep 2 23:11:45 EDT 2007
> > > @@ -94,6 +94,10 @@
> > > unsigned long start_address,
> > > unsigned int has_pae) ATTRIB_NORET;
> > >
> > > +#ifdef CONFIG_KEXEC_JUMP
> > > +extern asmlinkage int machine_kexec_real_jump(void *buf);
> > > +#endif
> > Is it really neccessery to have ifdef here?
> It is not necessary. I will fix it in the next version.
Looking forward to next version :-).
> > > +#define CR3 0x18
> > > +#define CR4 0x1c
> > > +#define FLAG 0x20
> > > +#define RET 0x24
> > Hmm, is this enough? Should it use struct ptregs for normal registers?
> > What about segment registers -- they could change between kernel
> > version. Should some kind of 'version of kjump protocol' be
> > introduced?
> All "preserve" registers defined in ABI are saved, I think that is
> sufficient. The "swsusp_arch_suspend" saves only these registers too.
> An extensible inter-kernel kjump protocol and corresponding version
> number seems sensible. I will work on this.
Ok, perhaps that can wait after initial merge.
> > What about CX/DX/fpu state? GDT pointer?
> > Actually I think that you _do_ need to save FPU. You should probably
> > use relevant swsusp parts here.
> Before and after "machine_kexec_jump" is called, the
> save_processor_state() and restore_processor_state() are called, where
> the MTRR/FPU/GDT/IDT/TR/segments/cr are saved and restored. These two
> functions come from swsusp. Thanks swsusp guys. :)
So I'm blind. Sorry for the noise.
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