[PATCH 0/3 v11] add reserved e820 ranges to the kdump kernel e820 table

Baoquan He bhe at redhat.com
Tue Jun 11 18:55:49 PDT 2019


On 06/10/19 at 01:37pm, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 08, 2019 at 06:26:59PM +0800, Baoquan He wrote:
> > OK, I see. Then it should be the issue we have met and talked about with
> > Tom.
> > https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190604134952.GC26891@MiWiFi-R3L-srv
> > 
> > You can apply Tom's patch as below. I tested it, it can make kexec
> > kernel succeed to boot, but failed for kdump kernel booting. The kdump
> > kernel can boot till the end of kernel initialization, then hang with a
> > call trace. I have pasted the log in the above thread. Haven't got the
> > reason.
> > http://lkml.kernel.org/r/508c2853-dc4f-70a6-6fa8-97c950dc31c6@amd.com
> 
> I can confirm the same observation.

With further investigation, the failure after applying Tom's patch is
caused by OOM. When increase crashkernel reservation to 512M, kdump
kernel can boot successfully. I noticed your crashkernel reservation is
256M, that will fail and stuck there very possibly.

So Tom's patch can fix the issue. We need further check why much more
crashkernel memory is needed on those AMD boxes with sme support..

Thanks
Baoquan



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