[PATCH 1/5] Move elfcorehdr_addr out of vmcore.c (Was: Re: [patch] crashdump: fix undefined reference to `elfcorehdr_addr')

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Mon Jul 28 21:22:48 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 03:47:41PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com> writes:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > How does following series of patches look like. I have moved
> > elfcorehdr_addr out of vmcore.c and pushed it to arch dependent section 
> > of crash dump to make sure that it can be worked with even when
> > CONFIG_PROC_VMCORE is disabled and CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP is enabled.
> >
> > I tested it on x86_64. Compile tested it on i386 and ppc64. ia64 and
> > sh versions are completely untested.
> Given the current state of the code:
> Acked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm at xmission.com>
> To process a kernel crash dump we pass the kernel elfcorehdr option,
> so testing to see if it was passed seems reasonable.
> In general I think this method of handling the problems with kdump is
> too brittle to live, but in the case of iommus we certainly need to do
> something different, and unfortunately iommus were not common on x86
> when the original code was merged so we have not handled them well.

Agreed, however these patches look like they really ought to be merged
into a single patch for the sake of bisect. As things stand, applying
the first patch will break the build on each architecture with an
architecture specific until the latter is applied.


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