[PATCH] x86_64 : exclude gart memory region in kexec tools

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Sun Feb 8 06:21:27 EST 2009

On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 10:02:03PM +0530, Chandru wrote:
> The following patch was discussed sometime back on kexec-tools mailing list.
> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/kexec/2008-December/003096.html
> Sending it here again for inclusion into kexec-tools. thanks
> ====================================
> Exclude GART memory region and make kexec-tools to not create elf headers to 
> it.  Currently it seems like the dump analysis tools do not need a copy of the 
> GART memory region, hence ignoring it in kexec-tools. Symtoms of accessing
> this region in kdump kernel included hangs, spurious restarts, and MCE
> (Machine Check Exception) panics in some AMD Opteron systems

Thanks, applied.

Simon Horman
  VA Linux Systems Japan K.K., Sydney, Australia Satellite Office
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