[PATCH 0/4] support reserving crashkernel above 4G on arm64 kdump

Chen Zhou chenzhou10 at huawei.com
Mon May 6 20:50:54 PDT 2019

This patch series enable reserving crashkernel on high memory in arm64.

We use crashkernel=X to reserve crashkernel below 4G, which will fail
when there is no enough memory. Currently, crashkernel=Y at X can be used
to reserve crashkernel above 4G, in this case, if swiotlb or DMA buffers
are requierd, capture kernel will boot failure because of no low memory.

When crashkernel is reserved above 4G in memory, kernel should reserve
some amount of low memory for swiotlb and some DMA buffers. So there may
be two crash kernel regions, one is below 4G, the other is above 4G. Then
Crash dump kernel reads more than one crash kernel regions via a dtb
property under node /chosen,
linux,usable-memory-range = <BASE1 SIZE1 [BASE2 SIZE2]>.

Besides, we need to modify kexec-tools:
  arm64: support more than one crash kernel regions(see [1])

I post this patch series about one month ago. The previous changes and
discussions can be retrived from:

Changes since [v4]
- reimplement memblock_cap_memory_ranges for multiple ranges by Mike.

Changes since [v3]
- Add memblock_cap_memory_ranges back for multiple ranges.
- Fix some compiling warnings.

Changes since [v2]
- Split patch "arm64: kdump: support reserving crashkernel above 4G" as
  two. Put "move reserve_crashkernel_low() into kexec_core.c" in a separate

Changes since [v1]:
- Move common reserve_crashkernel_low() code into kernel/kexec_core.c.
- Remove memblock_cap_memory_ranges() i added in v1 and implement that
  in fdt_enforce_memory_region().
  There are at most two crash kernel regions, for two crash kernel regions
  case, we cap the memory range [min(regs[*].start), max(regs[*].end)]
  and then remove the memory range in the middle.

[1]: http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/kexec/2019-April/022792.html
[v1]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/4/2/1174
[v2]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/4/9/86
[v3]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/4/9/306
[v4]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/4/15/273

Chen Zhou (3):
  x86: kdump: move reserve_crashkernel_low() into kexec_core.c
  arm64: kdump: support reserving crashkernel above 4G
  kdump: update Documentation about crashkernel on arm64

Mike Rapoport (1):
  memblock: extend memblock_cap_memory_range to multiple ranges

 Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt |  6 +--
 arch/arm64/include/asm/kexec.h                  |  3 ++
 arch/arm64/kernel/setup.c                       |  3 ++
 arch/arm64/mm/init.c                            | 72 +++++++++++++++++++------
 arch/x86/include/asm/kexec.h                    |  3 ++
 arch/x86/kernel/setup.c                         | 66 +++--------------------
 include/linux/kexec.h                           |  5 ++
 include/linux/memblock.h                        |  2 +-
 kernel/kexec_core.c                             | 56 +++++++++++++++++++
 mm/memblock.c                                   | 44 +++++++--------
 10 files changed, 157 insertions(+), 103 deletions(-)


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