[PATCH v2 4/4] arm64: Add support for binary image files
panand at redhat.com
Thu Jul 28 20:35:14 PDT 2016
On 28/07/2016:11:04:43 AM, Geoff Levand wrote:
> Hi Pratyush,
> On Thu, 2016-07-28 at 09:31 +0530, Pratyush Anand wrote:
> > On 26/07/2016:08:18:57 PM, Geoff Levand wrote:
> > You removed page_offset calculation in rework.
> > I am unable to understand that how arm64_mem.page_offset will be filled up now
> > for binary image case.
> > I think, we still need to keep page_offset user input.
> The current kernel linker scripts are setup to output virtual
> address values to the vmlinux elf file.
> To load the elf sections of vmlinux using the provided elf
> file loader, elf_exec_load(), we need to convert those elf
> header values to physical addresses since we work with
> physical addresses in the kernel's kimage structure.
> That conversion is
> p = v - page_offset + phys_offset;
> We get phys_offset from the memory ranges, and we calculate
> page_offset from the elf header info.
> As for the binary image file, we load that with
> add_segment_phys_virt(), which can put the binary data of the
> Image file into memory at a physical address we specify:
> image_base = phys_offset + text_offset.
> phys_offset is again from the memory ranges, and text_offset
> from the arm64 image header.
> > You may take following
> > two patches which does this, or you may leave binary image support patch which I
> > will send after your patches are merged.
> > https://github.com/pratyushanand/kexec-tools/commit/5b7e49a75d1d6cd4ac846f50ff10275fd54cb545
> This one may be useful, for debugging if anything.
> > https://github.com/pratyushanand/kexec-tools/commit/a0ce0ce673755c4061c1f081170a3a75dfa1d1fb
> We do not need, nor want, a PAGE_OFFSET option.
223 phdr->p_vaddr = phys_to_virt(elf_info, mstart);
Now, if we do not have page_offset then we will not have correct p_vaddr, and
then vmcore-dmesg/vmcore-dmesg.c:vaddr_to_offset() fails with
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