[PATCH 00/12] Fixing TI Keystone2 kexec

Dave Young dyoung at redhat.com
Wed May 11 01:29:23 PDT 2016

Hi, Russell

On 04/28/16 at 10:26am, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> These changes are required for TI Keystone2 kexec to be functional.  TI
> Keystone2 has the run-time view of physical memory above 4GiB, but with
> a boot time alias below 4GiB which can only be used during the early
> boot.
> This means we need to translate run-time physical addresses (which the
> kernel uses) to boot-time physical addresses, which, having discussed
> with Eric, is what the kexec tools and kexec kernel API requires.
> We publish a special set of boot time resources in /proc/iomem, which
> the (modified) kexec tools look for in preference to the normal resources.
> Hence, if these are found, the kexec tools make use of these resources,
> and thus kexec tools use the boot-time view of physical memory.

I think getting memory ranges from device tree will be better than
adding more stuff to /proc/iomem. Geoff's arm64 kexec patches is using dtb
you can refer to the patchset.


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