[PATCH 0/2] kdump/mmap: Fix mmap of /proc/vmcore for s390

Michael Holzheu holzheu at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri May 24 12:46:53 EDT 2013

On Fri, 24 May 2013 11:28:49 -0400
Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 05:06:26PM +0200, Michael Holzheu wrote:


> As /proc/vmcore is the most used and useful interface, I prefer that
> we swap memory and put that info in elf headers. For /dev/oldme, I
> don't mind if we leave it as it is. If somebody really cares, then
> I guess we need to write a new command line option which /dev/mem
> can parse and which tells it about swaps so that /dev/oldmem can
> map things correctly. (This is better than hardcoding things).

Besides of the potential /dev/oldmem issue, I still do not understand
the option of doing the swap in the elf header. Looks like I missed
here a fundamental design point of kdump :(

Is that done by specifying different virtual and physical addresses in
the ELF header?


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