[ANNOUNCE] kexec-tools 2.0.20-rc2

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Tue Jul 16 05:01:05 PDT 2019

Hi all,

I am happy to announce the release of kexec-tools 2.0.20-rc2.

This is an incremental feature pre-release.

I had planed to release v2.0.20 at this time but have, instead,
decided to add Bhupesh Sharma's support for zlib compressed kernel
images for ARM64 and release 2.0.20-rc2.

So long as no serious problems arise I intend to release kexec-tools 2.0.20
in a weeks time. Testing of 2.0.20-rc2 would be greatly appreciated.

I do not have any outstanding changes for 2.0.20 at this time.
And I would like to only accept bug fixes at this time and take
features patches once 2.0.20 has been released.

The pre-release can be downloaded from kernel.org:


I have also tagged it in git:


Thanks to everyone who has contributed to kexec.

For reference the changes since v2.0.19 are:

419716b151e8 kexec-tools 2.0.20-rc2
f4c1caaa97a2 kexec/arm64: Add support for handling zlib compressed (Image.gz) image
0e709571bfe7 kexec/kexec-zlib.h: Add 'is_zlib_file()' helper function
6ef59c03bf2c kexec-uImage-arm64.c: Fix return value of uImage_arm64_probe()
019d8258f15c kexec/kexec.c: Add the missing close() for fd used for kexec_file_load()
ffdc7feceea3 kexec-tools 2.0.20-rc1
d9cd81a39b59 x86: Include kexec-mb2-x86.c and multiboot2.h in distribution
7018e436cd34 x86: re-order includes to avoid duplicate struct e820entry
22a2ed55132e x86: Support multiboot2 images
d6bc88c06962 elf: Support ELF loading with relocation
40805e393b2f crashdump/x86: Use new introduce helper for getting RSDP
b071fc084bda x86: Always try to fill acpi_rsdp_addr in boot params
cedeee0a3007 x86: Introduce helpers for getting RSDP address
402351390f31 x86: Update boot parameters defination
c072bd13abbe x86: Find mounts by FS type, not name
23aaa44614a0 x86: Check /proc/mounts before mtab for mounts
eff53089523c xen: Avoid overlapping segments in low memory
fb5a8792e6e4 x86: Introduce a new option --reuse-video-type
3757ef630b72 kexec-tools 2.0.19.git

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