IO memory read from /proc/vmcore leads to hang.
danielwa at cisco.com
Wed Jul 20 12:18:50 PDT 2016
Mahesh, I didn't get your email for some reason . I saw it in the Archives.
makedumpfile doesn't appear to have a way to drop free form memory
areas. So I need to drop 00800000 to 00807fff , but I don't see a way to
do that. Any other suggestions on how to prevent this hang ?
On 07/11/2016 02:46 PM, Daniel Walker wrote:
> I found found that on my Powerpc machine there is some IO memory which
> will cause the box to hang if I read it. It's a custom device that was
> added to the board for a special purpose.
> I was looking for a way to exclude this memory from the dump, and
> while doing that I found that kexec makes a list of memory segments
> that go into the core file. I was wondering why most of the kexec
> architecture don't appear to exclude device memory like what's listed
> in /proc/iomem.
> Is there a good reason why that's not the case?
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