[RFC][PATCH] Kexec support for PPC440x

Suzuki Poulose suzuki at in.ibm.com
Wed Jun 29 01:38:07 EDT 2011

On 06/03/11 19:23, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> Suzuki Poulose wrote:
>>>> The way you setup the 1:1 mapping should be close to what you are doing on
>>>> kernel entry.Isn't it possible to include the file here and in the entry
>>>> code?
>>> I will make this change and resend the patch.
>> I took a look at the way we do it at kernel entry. It looks more cleaner to leave
>> it untouched. Especially, when we add the support for 47x in the future, the code
>> will become more unreadable.
>> What do you think ?
> So the entry code has one 256MiB mapping, you need 8 of those. Entry goes for TLB 63 and you need to be flexible and avoid TLB 63 :).
> So after all you don't have that much in common with the entry code. If
> you look at the FSL-book code then you will notice that I tried to share
> some code.
> I don't understand why you don't flip the address space bit. On fsl we
> setup the tmp mapping in the "other address" space so we don't have two
> mappings for the same address. The entry code could be doing this with STS
> bit, I'm not sure.

I am not sure if I understood this correctly.
Could you explain how could there be two mappings for the same address ?
We are setting up 1:1 mapping for 0-2GiB and the only mapping that could exist
(in other words, not invalidated) is PAGE_OFFSET mapping. Since PAGE_OFFSET < 2GiB
we won't have multiple mappings. Or in other words we could limit KEXEC_*_MEMORY_LIMIT
to PAGE_OFFSET to make sure the crossing doesn't occur.

The kernel entry code sets up the mapping without a tmp mapping in 44x. i.e, it uses
the mapping setup by the firmware/boot loader.


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