[PATCH] Remove CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL from kdump
lethal at linux-sh.org
Fri Jun 27 04:13:09 EDT 2008
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 08:35:18AM -0400, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:28:03AM +0200, Bernhard Walle wrote:
> > * Andrew Morton [2008-06-26 01:23]:
> > > >
> > > > config PROC_VMCORE
> > > > bool "/proc/vmcore support (EXPERIMENTAL)"
> > > > - depends on PROC_FS && EXPERIMENTAL && CRASH_DUMP
> > > > + depends on PROC_FS && CRASH_DUMP
> > > > default y
> > > > help
> > > > Exports the dump image of crashed kernel in ELF format.
> > >
> > > What about powerpc, sh and ia64?
> > At least for ia64 I wouldn't consider it as experimental. Don't know
> > about SH and PPC. But should we mark it as EXPERIMENTAL on all
> > platforms only because some "exotic" (at least SH) platforms have kdump
> > not very long implemented?
> It has been present long enough on ia64 and ppc64. Only new entry seems
> to be SH. I would think of leaving it EXPERIMENTAL only on SH.
Yes, kdump should remain EXPERIMENTAL on SH for the time being. It's only
been tested on a tiny subset of CPUs, and will need additional work for
the rest (as with kexec for that matter).
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