[PATCH 2/2] ppc64: Add a flag to tell the kernel it's booting from kexec
scottwood at freescale.com
Mon Aug 17 20:30:50 PDT 2015
On Tue, 2015-08-18 at 12:51 +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-08-17 at 13:59 -0500, Scott Wood wrote:
> > On Sat, 2015-07-18 at 14:57 -0500, Scott Wood wrote:
> > > It needs to know this because the SMP release mechanism for Freescale
> > > book3e is different from when booting with normal hardware. In theory
> > > we could simulate the normal spin table mechanism, but not (easily) at
> > > the addresses U-Boot put in the device tree -- so there'd need to be
> > > even more communication between the kernel and kexec to set that up.
> > > Since there's already a similar flag being set (for kdump only), this
> > > seemed like a reasonable approach.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Scott Wood <scottwood at freescale.com>
> > > ---
> > > kexec/arch/ppc64/kexec-elf-ppc64.c | 11 ++++++++++-
> > > kexec/arch/ppc64/kexec-ppc64.h | 2 ++
> > > purgatory/arch/ppc64/v2wrap.S | 11 +++++++++++
> > > 3 files changed, 23 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > Any comment on these two patches?
> We should probably reserve 0x58 in the kernel's head_64.S too?
That's done in http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/497417/
Or do you mean that you want the kernel change to go in before the userspace
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