[PATCH v3 -next] Documentation: Improve crashkernel= description
rdunlap at xenotime.net
Tue Feb 8 13:50:58 EST 2011
On Mon, 7 Feb 2011 18:01:27 +0200 Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 09:25:50AM -0500, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 01:30:54PM +0200, Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> > >
> > > Had to explore two C code files to make sense of the 'crashkernel='
> > > kernel parameter values. Improve the situation.
> > >
> > Did you look at Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt before looking into the
> > code. I thought kdump.txt explained the meaning of crashkernel= well.
> > In case if it was not obivious that for further details look into
> > kdump.txt, I will suggest to add a line asking reader to look into
> > kdump.txt for more details.
> Yes, I jumped to the code first :-) Here's a new patch with the link:
> (Also applicable over latest -rc3)
> Complete the crashkernel= kernel parameter documentation.
> Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <darwish.07 at gmail.com>
> diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> index 89835a4..050b0e5 100644
> --- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> @@ -545,16 +545,20 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
> - crashkernel=nn[KMG]@ss[KMG]
> - [KNL] Reserve a chunk of physical memory to
> - hold a kernel to switch to with kexec on panic.
> + crashkernel=size[KMG][@offset[KMG]]
> + [KNL] Using kexec, Linux can switch to a 'crash kernel'
> + upon panic. This parameter reserves the physical
> + memory region [offset, offset + size] for that kernel
> + image. If '@offset' is omitted, then a suitable offset
> + is selected automatically. Check
> + Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt for further details.
> [KNL] Same as above, but depends on the memory
> in the running system. The syntax of range is
> start-[end] where start and end are both
> a memory unit (amount[KMG]). See also
> - Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt for a example.
> + Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt for an example.
> cs89x0_dma= [HW,NET]
> Format: <dma>
> > Acked-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com>
Applied v3, along with your KMG info patch. Thanks.
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