[PATCH 1/2] kdump: Allow shrinking of kdump region to be overridden

Anton Blanchard anton at samba.org
Wed Mar 9 07:46:57 EST 2011


> The crashkernel region is specified via kernel cmdline, so why
> not just drop a failure when it overlaps with RMO region?
> Am I missing something?

Unfortunately a ppc64 kernel requires a chunk of RMO memory. We would
need the ability to specify multiple crashkernel regions - about 32MB
in the RMO and the rest can be anywhere. That sounds pretty fragile for
a user to configure successfully on the cmdline.

Thats why the ppc64 crashkernel region begins mid way through the RMO
region. It means both kernels get a chunk of RMO and we only have to
deal with one crashkernel reservation in all the tools and


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