correction to compat_sys_kexec_load
Eric W. Biederman
ebiederm at xmission.com
Fri May 23 20:36:26 EDT 2008
Bernhard Walle <bwalle at suse.de> writes:
> * ebiederm at xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman) [2008-05-23 13:14]:
>> What we need to do is fix /sbin/kexec to pass in the correct
>> architecture of the kernel for unload as it does for load.
> How should it know that it unloads a 32 bit kernel on a 64 bit system?
> It doesn't have access to the kernel any more once it has been loaded.
The architecture parameter is the architecture of the running kernel
that implements sys_kexec_load.
Because it is a pain for testing and in general impossible we don't
change cpu modes during a kexec. So a 32bit caller of sys_kexec_load
will need to passing in different code if it is running on a 32bit or
a 64bit kernel.
The trampoline code in /sbin/kexec does change modes on x86 when
Caring if you know the architecture in the unload case is a bit
silly. As there is no real justification for it. At this
point getting user space fixed so that it works on older kernels
More information about the kexec