[PATCH v26 0/7] arm64: add kdump support

Ruslan Bilovol rbilovol at cisco.com
Mon Oct 17 08:41:01 PDT 2016


On 09/07/2016 07:29 AM, AKASHI Takahiro wrote:
>      v26-specific note: After a comment from Rob[0], an idea of adding
>      "linux,usable-memory-range" was dropped. Instead, an existing
>      "reserved-memory" node will be used to limit usable memory ranges
>      on crash dump kernel.
>      This works not only on UEFI/ACPI systems but also on DT-only systems,
>      but if he really insists on using DT-specific "usable-memory" property,
>      I will post additional patches for kexec-tools. Those would be
>      redundant, though.
>      Even in that case, the kernel will not have to be changed.
> This patch series adds kdump support on arm64.
> There are some prerequisite patches [1],[2].
> To load a crash-dump kernel to the systems, a series of patches to
> kexec-tools, which have not yet been merged upstream, are needed.
> Please always use my latest kdump patches, v3 [3].
> To examine vmcore (/proc/vmcore) on a crash-dump kernel, you can use
>    - crash utility (coming v7.1.6 or later) [4]
>      (Necessary patches have already been queued in the master.)
> [0] http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2016-August/452582.html
> [1] "arm64: mark reserved memblock regions explicitly in iomem"
>      http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2016-August/450433.html
> [2] "efi: arm64: treat regions with WT/WC set but WB cleared as memory"
>      http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2016-August/451491.html
> [3] T.B.D.
> [4] https://github.com/crash-utility/crash.git

Are you going to rebase your patch series onto v4.9-rc1 tag soon? I see
that patches [1] and [2] are already in v4.9-rc1, but when tried to apply
this series, I've got conflict on first patch of the series ("arm64: kdump:
reserve memory for crash dump kernel"). I want to try arm64 kdump
patches again on my board, so I'm interested in this. The question is
whether I need to rebase it myself or you will do the same (and address
comments) soon.

Also I see Geoff published v6 of arm64 kexec-tools patches, so same
question is applicable to "(kexec-tools) arm64: add kdump support"
patch series.


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