In place kexec

Vivek Goyal vgoyal at
Fri Jul 30 14:56:25 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 07:50:19PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jul 2010, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> >On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 11:21:42AM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> >>David Woodhouse <dwmw2 at> writes:
> >>
> >>>On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 21:41 -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> >>>>There isn't a bus master shut off at the core level.
> >>>
> >>>Effectively, there is if you have an IOMMU.
> >>
> >>Depends on the IOMMU.  There are several dinky IOMMUs that when you
> >>shut them off DMA simply goes around them, and is not stopped.
> >
> >I think last time we were discussing this for AMD IOMMU where if you
> >disable IOMMU, it just kind of become pass through with 1:1 mapping of
> >addresses.
> Yeah, don't do that. The IOMMU should be *on*, but without any
> active mappings set up. Which is exactly how Linux will set it up at
> boot.

So what happens if we tear down the mapping while DMA is on.


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