kexec for powerpc mpc83xx processors

Simon Horman horms at
Sat Jul 24 00:24:35 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 02:25:13PM -0500, Matthew McClintock wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-23 at 15:34 +0530, krish wrote:
> > Hello Matthew,
> > 
> > Now, i am able to execute kexec successfully on mpc83xx platforms.
> > Thanks for your support.
> > 
> > But, My requirement is as follows:
> > The kexec always loads kernel and dtb images in to memory and starts
> > the new kernel loaded. But, I want to start the same kernel every
> > time.
> You mean you don't want to load a new kernel you just want to reboot the
> current kernel in place? I don't think that is possible nor an small
> task.

That would be a new feature for kexec, not just a fix for powerpc.
And I also suspect it would be difficult to achieve. Certainly more
difficult than having the image lying around and giving that to kexec.

> > I am not sure whether i can post this message to kexec-mailing list,
> > If required i will add kexec-mailing list in CC. 
> Generally, it's always best to post to the list as it will get you the
> most responses.

Yes :-)

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