[PATCH] x86: Find offset for crashkernel reservation automatically
bwalle at suse.de
Mon Jul 14 14:47:48 EDT 2008
* Eric W. Biederman [2008-07-14 11:41]:
> "Yinghai Lu" <yhlu.kernel at gmail.com> writes:
> > On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Eric W. Biederman
> > <ebiederm at xmission.com> wrote:
> >> "Yinghai Lu" <yhlu.kernel at gmail.com> writes:
> >>> for 64bit, kdump can start from address above 4g with bzImage?
> >> I think the boot protocol was properly updated for that, it was in the
> >> original drafts. A relocatable kernel with a 64bit entry point.
> >> I do know that the 64bit code is ready to do that.
> > but bzImage for 64bit still use 32bit entries, except kexec could
> > uncompress the bzImage like xen domain builder.
> From the standpoint of the crashdump option it doesn't matter.
> As the vmlinux supports it, and bzImage could easily support it,
> the decompresser is 64bit code.
> If bzImage doesn't support it that is a bug we will have to
> correct one of these years when it actually matters.
But such checks belong into kexec itself, not into the kernel.
Bernhard Walle, SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Architecture Development
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