[PATCH 0/2] kdump/mmap: Fix mmap of /proc/vmcore for s390
vgoyal at redhat.com
Thu May 30 11:00:30 EDT 2013
On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 07:12:49PM +0200, Michael Holzheu wrote:
> > > > So are you saying that s390 is ready to switch to mechanism of
> > > > creating ELF headers in first kernel by kexec-tools and new kernel
> > > > does not have to preare ELF headers?
> > >
> > > No, I meant that currently nobody is using the kexec tools ELF
> > > header creation in the 1st kernel on s390. We create the ELF header
> > > in the 2nd kernel (mainly because of our cpuplugd issue).
> > >
> > > Therefore, I think, we can safely change the ELF header creation in
> > > 2nd kernel to use your p_offset swap trick *and* we remove the swap
> > > code in the copy_oldmem_page() implementation (same kernel).
> > Ok. Got it. So s390 can fix it in kernel without creating any backward
> > compatibility issues (given the fact that nobody sees to be using
> > kexec-tools to build headers).
> > So please go ahead and fix it and that should solve your mmap() issue
> > too. Also please fix kexec-tools and that change will not be backward
> > compatible.
> Ok, I will do this.
> I think we should add this "swap in ELF header" patch to the "kdump:
> Allow ELF header creation in new kernel" patch series (on top of the
> mmap patch series). Because when I remove the swap code from
> copy_oldmem_page(), the old trick to access the ELF header in the first
> kernel memory will no longer work.
> Is that ok for you?
I am fine with both the patches in same series.
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