arm64 kexec hang

Pratyush Anand panand at
Mon Mar 30 05:26:29 PDT 2015

Hi Geoff,

On Saturday 28 March 2015 02:41 AM, Pratyush Anand wrote:
> Hi Geoff,
> On Friday 27 March 2015 10:53 PM, Geoff Levand wrote:
>> Hi Pratyush,
>> On Wed, 2015-03-25 at 15:55 +0530, Pratyush Anand wrote:
>>> So with following changes kexec load seems to complete without any
>>> error. However, kexec reboot does not work yet, Nothing after bye
>>> message :( (1st kernel booted with maxcpus=1)
>> 'Bye!' doesn't mean much, other than the first kernel has
>> almost shutdown.  I recommend for debugging you either define
>> ARM64_DEBUG_PORT for the kexec-tools build, or have a suitable
>> earlyprintk= on the kernel command line.  See the read_sink()
>> routine in kexec-arm64.c.

Problem seems to be related to compilation of purgatory code.

For example see here:

   70 0000000000000120 <purgatory>:
   71      120:       a9bf7bfd        stp     x29, x30, [sp,#-16]!
   72      124:       910003fd        mov     x29, sp
   73      128:       58000100        ldr     x0, 148 <purgatory+0x28>
   74      12c:       94000000        bl      544 <printf>

So, when it executes instruction at address 0x128 in above code, it does 
not contain correct address of data where "I'm in purgatory" is located. 
It seems that code has been compiled as 32 bit.

PC: 0x400415012c , PSTATE: 0x400003c9
(gdb) monitor reg x0
x0 (/64): 0x00000000041568F8
(gdb) monitor mdw 0x00000000041568F8 4
0x41568f8: fffefffe fffefffe fffefffe fffefffe  : ................

The buffer location passed to printf is not correct.

Similarly, even if ARM64_DEBUG_PORT is programmed with correct UART TX 
register, arm64_sink is not modified correctly when elf_rel_set_symbol 
is called.

So correct data is at 0x00000040041568F8 and not 0x00000000041568F8

(gdb) monitor mdw 0x00000040041568F8 4
0x40041568f8: 206d2749 70206e69 61677275 79726f74  : I'm in purgatory

should n't the pc relative instruction like adrp be generated instead of 

What does -mcmodel=large cflag do? May be it is causing to generate such 


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