[PATCH] kexec based hibernation: a prototype of kexec multi-stage load

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Thu May 15 22:25:00 EDT 2008

"Huang, Ying" <ying.huang at intel.com> writes:

> On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 11:39 -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> [...]
>> 2) After we figure out our address read the stack pointer from
>>    a fixed location and simply set it.  (This is my preference)
> Just for confirmation (My English is poor).
> Do you mean that kernel A just read the stack top as re-entry point,
> regardless of whether it is return address or argument 1?

What I was thinking was:

In kernel A()



        call	*%eax

        /* This code should be PIC so figure out where we are */
        call	1f
        popl	%edi
        subl	$(1b - relocate_kernel), %edi

        /* Setup a safe stack */
        leal    PAGE_SIZE(%edi), %esp

Then in purgatory we can read the address of kexec_jump_back_entry
by examining 0(%esp) and export it in whatever fashion is sane.

However we reach kexec_jump_back_entry we should be fine.


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