[PATCH 2/3] [PATCH 2/3] kexec: split kexec_load syscall from kexec core code
dyoung at redhat.com
Tue Jul 14 02:11:49 PDT 2015
On 07/14/15 at 10:50am, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Dave Young <dyoung at redhat.com> wrote:
> >> > diff --git a/arch/arm/Kconfig b/arch/arm/Kconfig
> >> > index 1c50210..20c48b3 100644
> >> > --- a/arch/arm/Kconfig
> >> > +++ b/arch/arm/Kconfig
> >> > @@ -2001,10 +2001,14 @@ config XIP_PHYS_ADDR
> >> > be linked for and stored to. This address is dependent on your
> >> > own flash usage.
> >> >
> >> > +config KEXEC_CORE
> >> > + bool
> >> > +
> >> > config KEXEC
> >> > bool "Kexec system call (EXPERIMENTAL)"
> >> > depends on (!SMP || PM_SLEEP_SMP)
> >> > depends on !CPU_V7M
> >> > + select KEXEC_CORE
> >> > help
> >> > kexec is a system call that implements the ability to shutdown your
> >> > current kernel, and to start another kernel. It is like a reboot
> >> As this KEXEC_CORE is appearing in all arch/*/Kconfig files, I think it's
> >> time to add an ARCH_HAS_KEXEC symbol (to a common Kconfig file),
> >> and let arch/*/Kconfig select that if the architecture has kexec support.
> >> Then KEXEC and KEXEC_CORE can live in the common Kconfig file,
> >> without the need to duplicate it.
> > I'm not sure I understand your idea well, do you means like
> > in arch/Kconfig add ARCH_HAS_KEXEC which depends on KEXEC_CORE?
> No, ARCH_HAS_KEXEC and all other KEXEC config options in arch/Kconfig.
> All other KEXEC config options should depend on ARCH_HAS_KEXEC,
> which can be selected by architectures that support kexec.
So it will be like below? problem is KEXEC_FILE is x86 only now, how
to handle it then?
> > How about simply move below chunk to arch/Kconfig instead of introducing
> > another ARCH_HAS_KEXEC:
> > config KEXEC_CORE
> > bool
> Not all architectures support kexec, hence my proposed dependency on
KEXEC_CORE is not visible in menuconfig, it is selected by KEXEC and KEXEC_FILE
so move it in arch/Kconfig is ok?
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert at linux-m68k.org
> In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
> when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
> -- Linus Torvalds
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