[PATCH] kexec/kdump: Minor Documentation updates for arm64 and Image

Pratyush Anand panand at redhat.com
Sun May 21 23:39:26 PDT 2017

On Friday 19 May 2017 09:15 AM, AKASHI Takahiro wrote:
>>> +to load dump-capture kernel.
>>> +
>>> +   kexec -p <dump-capture-kernel-Image> \
>>> +   --initrd=<initrd-for-dump-capture-kernel> \
>>> +   --append="root=<root-dev> <arch-specific-options>"
>> For uncompressed Image, dtb is not necessary?
> Just for clarification, dtb is optional for both vmlinux and Image
> on arm64. (This means you can specify it if you want.)
> But this is also true for initrd and append(command line) to some extent.

Yes, I agree.
> More precisely, whether these parameters are optional or not will
> depend on architectures, not formats, I believe.

May be not architecture, rather a distro environment.

For example, we should be able to work without --initrd for any arch if kernel 
has been compiled by configuring CONFG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE.


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