Possible regression in kexec on ARM ARMv6 and ARMv7 cores

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Thu Oct 20 04:08:24 EDT 2011

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 08:01:06AM +0100, Will Deacon wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 05:24:45AM +0100, Simon Horman wrote:
> > Hi Will, Hi All,
> Hi Simon,

Hi Will,

> > it appears that "ARM: proc: add definition of cpu_reset for
> >  ARMv6 and ARMv7 cores" (f4daf06fc23b99df5ca5b3e892428b91e148cc52),
> > which was introduced for 3.1-rc1, causes a regression and that
> > kexec no longer works on ARM. The board that I am testing
> > on is a Renesas Mackerel which has an SH7372 (ARMv7) processor.
> Wow, I'm surprised the old code worked at all on an ARMv7 CPU! It's certainly
> highly unlikely to work by the letter of the architecture, so I guess the
> planets aligned in just the right way for your particular implementation.
> Please can you try my kexec/mmu-off patches? They should add the bits and
> pieces you need for kexec to work reliably on a UP system. I plan to finish
> these off next week in Prague so hopefully they'll hit mainline in the near
> future.
> https://github.com/wdeacon/linux-wd/commits/kexec/mmu-off

Thanks, I will try your patches and let you know how I go.

You mention UP in particular, which I will test.
Do you have any thoughts on SMP?

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