should kernel image destination address be picked up by kernel itself?

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at
Tue Feb 10 00:27:12 EST 2009

"Ming Lei" <mlei at Brocade.COM> writes:

> Hi Eric,
> Do you know what's this purgatory directory for? I saw it is linked with
> kexec in a weird way.

Yep.  That is the relocatable code that run between one kernel and the next.

> Another note for current code base is that there is merged directory
> arch/powerpc since linux kernel 2.6.23, but kexec-tools still has ppc
> and ppc64 separated. Is there anyone working on this merged arch?

Userspace should not be affected by a kernel implementation detail
like that.


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