[PATCH v4 0/6] kexec: put bzImage and ramdisk above 4G for x86 64bit

Yinghai Lu yinghai at kernel.org
Sat Nov 24 15:47:40 EST 2012

Now we have limit kdump reserved under 896M, because kexec has the limitation.
and also bzImage need to stay under 4g.

kernel parts changes could be found at:
        git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/yinghai/linux-yinghai.git for-x86-boot

here patches are for kexec tools to load bzImage and ramdisk high acccording
to new added boot header fields.

-v3: address review from Eric to use locate_hole at first.
     use xloadflags instead.
-v4: remove the restriction about bzImage not crossing GB boundary.
     add real-mode fix for bzImage.
     add --entry-32bit and --real-mode for skip bzImage64.

Yinghai Lu (6):
  kexec, x86: clean boot_params area for entry-32bit path
  kexec, x86: Fix bzImage real-mode booting
  kexec, x86: add boot header member for version 2.12
  kexec, x86: put ramdisk high for 64bit bzImage
  kexec, x86: set ext_cmd_line_ptr when boot_param is above 4g
  kexec, x86_64: Load bzImage64 above 4G

 include/x86/x86-linux.h                |   32 +++-
 kexec/arch/i386/include/arch/options.h |    4 +-
 kexec/arch/i386/kexec-bzImage.c        |   80 +++++++--
 kexec/arch/i386/x86-linux-setup.c      |   25 ++-
 kexec/arch/x86_64/Makefile             |    1 +
 kexec/arch/x86_64/kexec-bzImage64.c    |  334 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 kexec/arch/x86_64/kexec-x86_64.c       |    1 +
 kexec/arch/x86_64/kexec-x86_64.h       |    5 +
 8 files changed, 460 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 kexec/arch/x86_64/kexec-bzImage64.c


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