[PATCH v2] kexec/kdump: Minor Documentation updates for arm64 and Image
Bharat.Bhushan at nxp.com
Thu May 18 03:53:13 PDT 2017
This patch have minor updates in Documentation for arm64i as
Also this patch updates documentation for using uncompressed
image "Image" which is used for ARM64.
Signed-off-by: Bharat Bhushan <Bharat.Bhushan at nxp.com>
- "a uncompressed" replaced with "an uncompressed"
Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt | 12 +++++++++---
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt b/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt
index 615434d..5181445 100644
@@ -112,8 +112,8 @@ There are two possible methods of using Kdump.
2) Or use the system kernel binary itself as dump-capture kernel and there is
no need to build a separate dump-capture kernel. This is possible
only with the architectures which support a relocatable kernel. As
- of today, i386, x86_64, ppc64, ia64 and arm architectures support relocatable
+ of today, i386, x86_64, ppc64, ia64, arm and arm64 architectures support
+ relocatable kernel.
Building a relocatable kernel is advantageous from the point of view that
one does not have to build a second kernel for capturing the dump. But
@@ -339,7 +339,7 @@ For arm:
- Use vmlinux or Image
-If you are using a uncompressed vmlinux image then use following command
+If you are using an uncompressed vmlinux image then use following command
to load dump-capture kernel.
kexec -p <dump-capture-kernel-vmlinux-image> \
@@ -361,6 +361,12 @@ to load dump-capture kernel.
+If you are using an uncompressed Image, then use following command
+to load dump-capture kernel.
+ kexec -p <dump-capture-kernel-Image> \
+ --initrd=<initrd-for-dump-capture-kernel> \
+ --append="root=<root-dev> <arch-specific-options>"
Please note, that --args-linux does not need to be specified for ia64.
It is planned to make this a no-op on that architecture, but for now
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