[PATCH -mm 1/2] kexec jump -v12: kexec jump
pavel at suse.cz
Fri Jul 11 16:24:35 EDT 2008
On Fri 2008-07-11 12:21:31, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 10:50:51 -0400 Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:25:22AM +0800, Huang Ying wrote:
> > > This patch provides an enhancement to kexec/kdump. It implements
> > > the following features:
> > >
> > > - Backup/restore memory used by the original kernel before/after
> > > kexec.
> > >
> > > - Save/restore CPU state before/after kexec.
> > >
> > Hi Huang,
> > In general this patch set looks good enough to live in -mm and
> > get some testing going.
> > To me, adding capability to return back to original kernel looks
> > like a logical extension to kexec functionality.
> Exciting ;) It's much less code than I expected.
> I don't think I understand the feature any more. Once upon a time we
> thought that this might become a new and better (or at least
> better-code-sharing) way of doing suspend-to-disk. How far are we from
Well, it will be tricky to get kjump-hibernation right with respect to
ACPI, but we should be fairly close to basic hibernation working with
this. It has major advantage of not needing refrigerator (and few
disadvantages -- like doing aditional boot during suspend).
But main reason I'd like kjump to be in is different -- it should be
useful to stuff like "dump but continue running", etc...
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