[PATCH v2] kdump: pass acpi_rsdp= to 2nd kernel for efi booting

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Thu Oct 18 20:26:45 EDT 2012

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 02:20:46PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Dave Young <dyoung at redhat.com> writes:
> > In case efi booting, kdump need kernel parameter acpi_rsdp= to retrieve
> > the acpi root table physical address.
> >
> > Add a function cmdline_add_efi to get the address from /sys/firmware/efi/systab
> > If there's no such file or read fail the function will just do nothing.
> >
> > Tested efi boot Fedora 17 on thinkpad T420.
> >
> > Some background info for this issue:
> > http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/kexec/2010-March/003889.html
> >
> > [v1 -> v2]:
> > Address comments from Khalid and Simon
> > use fgets instead of read(2) to iterate the file
> > do not add 'noefi' because kexec does not construct EFI signature
> > in bootloader signature in boot_params, so kexec'd kernel will
> > disable EFI automatically even without noefi.
> I don't have any problems with this patch.
> I have a question.  In the case where this fails are we successfully
> passing the ACPI sections in the e820 map?
> If we are passing the acpi sections is that not enough for the kernel
> to find the rdsp area?  I'm just a bit surprised we need this patch
> is all.
> Somehow it seems a bit ugly to pass information that could be conveyed
> in the memory map on the command line.
> But I am all in favor of doing what works.
> Acked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm at xmission.com>

Thanks, I have applied this patch.

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