[patch 0/3] kdump: Add external kdump entry point for s390 stand-alone dump tools

Michael Holzheu holzheu at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri Aug 19 09:36:38 EDT 2011

Hello Vivek,

On Fri, 2011-08-19 at 09:20 -0400, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 02:53:20PM +0200, Michael Holzheu wrote:
> [...]
> > > although I am a little unclear about the status of the kernel side of
> > > things. Please let me know if you would like me to merge the kexec-tools
> > > patches now or wait a bit (for an updated version?).
> > 
> > I think that we are almost done with the discussion. I will send you my
> > current kexec-tools patches and would be glad, if you could integrate
> > them now.
> I guess kexec-tools integration will make more sense once kernel patches
> show up atleast in one maintainer's subtree.

The s390 kexec-tools kdump code will inactive as long a kernel shows
"Crash kernel" in /proc/iomem. So IMHO there is little risk to integrate
the code.

> Also in kernel patches, atleast we need to resolve the issue of arch
> specific kmap(), kunmap() calls so that we don't have to make
> kimage_load_crash_segment() arch specific.

As I told in my last mail we will do this later. So I think there are
currently no more open issues, correct?


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