[v2 0/5] arm64: allow to reserve memory for normal kexec kernel

Pavel Tatashin pasha.tatashin at soleen.com
Wed Jul 10 08:53:00 PDT 2019


> The crashkernel reservation for kdump is a must, there are already a lot
> of different problems need to consider, for example the low and high
> memory issues, and a lot of other things.  I'm not convinced to enable
> this for kexec reboot.
>
> This really looks to workaround the arm64 issue and move the
> complication to kernel.

I will be working on MMU arm64 kernel relocation solution.

Pasha

>
> > On, the other hand hibernate does something similar already, but there
> > MMU never needs to be disabled, and also by the time machine_kexec()
> > is called, allocator is not available, as we can't fail to do reboot,
> > so page table must be pre-allocated during kernel load time.
> >
> > Note: the above time is relocation time only. Purgatory usually also
> > computes checksum, but that is skipped, because --no-check is used when
> > kernel image is loaded via kexec.
> >
> > Pavel Tatashin (5):
> >   kexec: quiet down kexec reboot
> >   kexec: add resource for normal kexec region
> >   kexec: export common crashkernel/kexeckernel parser
> >   kexec: use reserved memory for normal kexec reboot
> >   arm64, kexec: reserve kexeckernel region
> >
> >  .../admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt         |  7 ++
> >  arch/arm64/kernel/setup.c                     |  5 ++
> >  arch/arm64/mm/init.c                          | 83 ++++++++++++-------
> >  include/linux/crash_core.h                    |  6 ++
> >  include/linux/ioport.h                        |  1 +
> >  include/linux/kexec.h                         |  6 +-
> >  kernel/crash_core.c                           | 27 +++---
> >  kernel/kexec_core.c                           | 50 +++++++----
> >  8 files changed, 127 insertions(+), 58 deletions(-)
> >
> > --
> > 2.22.0
> >
> >
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>
> Thanks
> Dave



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